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Why do Christians celebrate Christmas?
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Technically a pegan holiday was on December 25 first. But during Constantine and the Roman Empire, he decided to change it from the celebration of the new son to the celebration of Jesus Birth. The Bible does not say Jesus was born on December 25, nor does it make Christmas a holiday. But this being said, it is good to think on what God did for us through the Messiah (Himself) Jesus Christ. Christmas is a holiday instituted by man to remind us of Jesus' birth.


Since we can't really pinpoint His birthday, why not choose this particular day?
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digs wrote:

Technically a pegan holiday was on December 25 first. But during Constantine and the Roman Empire, he decided to change it from the celebration of the new son to the celebration of Jesus Birth. The Bible does not say Jesus was born on December 25, nor does it make Christmas a holiday. But this being said, it is good to think on what God did for us through the Messiah (Himself) Jesus Christ. Christmas is a holiday instituted by man to remind us of Jesus' birth.


If only Christians celebrated this holiday for Jesus and not gifts..............it is also a holiday created by retailers to pry money from the cold lifeless drones of consumers to help them get their businesses running in the black again..........Jesus has never been apart of this practice and should be condemned as a Christian holiday.

To me its retarded to even think Jesus or God wants us to celebrate a holiday so false and empty! Trees, lights, Santa Claus, gifts, carols, candy, gluttony, jealousy, and idolatry all rolled into one horrible day filled with nothing Christian-like or Jesus! You CANNOT LIVE PARTS OF THE BIBLE YOU FIND CONVINENT! Even nativity scenes are outlawed in the Bible..............but whatever celebrate whatever and however.......all people want is the gifts and a day off!
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Sorry about the length of my post in advance, .....oops...just made it longer.

Ok first of all I would like to say I'm a christian, and I'll also point out that I don't celebrate Christmas anymore. I'm really glad someone made the effort to post that vid on youtube, I hope it'll get someone to think about the delusion that is Christmas. Though I must admit that I had no previous knowledge of the info in the vid, so my reason for not celebrating Xmas is kinda different. First, I'll say I have no problem with Christians setting aside a day in which to remember the birth of Christ( though his actual birthday isn't known), cause it's a special event, but the world is doing this completely wrong. I say "the world" because even non-Christians celebrate Xmas, even in parts of the world where Christianity isn't widespread, like japan, they celebrate it. Take for instance the Christmas tree, the bible clearly states that the chopping down and decoration of a tree is wrong, so why is it done in the celebrating of his birth? Also on the birthday topic, why would anyone give a present to someone else on another person's birthday celebration? I mean if its my mom's birthday, would I give a present to my dad instead!? Its just wrong! No need to wait to till Christmas to give a gift, if you really love someone go ahead and give a gift anytime, if you can afford it. I also found decorating one's house in so many lights and objects to be wrong. I mean in a way it's in the same circumstance as the tree, yet on a much bigger scale. There is really nothing humble about making it so I can see your house from 5 blocks away. Also what does a jolly fat man in a red suit have to do with my savior's birth? With the help of this "Santa" companies gain huge profits during the winter season. These are just some of the things I had to come to terms with in order to escape the delusion of Xmas. I don't even have to go any further, cause the others things involved in Xmas obviously has nothing to do with god (ex. yule log ). I know there are Christians out there that don't celebrate Xmas in this manner, but do so by going to church, giving thanks to god, or having a quiet day at home;I consider this to be the correct method. Most people only celebrate Xmas for the gifts and the merriment, not really for god at all. Never knew Xmas traditions had such a history, they really need to stop all this nonsense though. Now I end my rant. /rant
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becOz it's Jesus' birthday.
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aira_142 wrote:

becOz it's Jesus' birthday. :)


Just read the person above you. Think for once before posting.
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Cyrss wrote:

Sorry about the length of my post in advance, .....oops...just made it longer.

Ok first of all I would like to say I'm a christian, and I'll also point out that I don't celebrate Christmas anymore. I'm really glad someone made the effort to post that vid on youtube, I hope it'll get someone to think about the delusion that is Christmas. Though I must admit that I had no previous knowledge of the info in the vid, so my reason for not celebrating Xmas is kinda different. First, I'll say I have no problem with Christians setting aside a day in which to remember the birth of Christ( though his actual birthday isn't known), cause it's a special event, but the world is doing this completely wrong. I say "the world" because even non-Christians celebrate Xmas, even in parts of the world where Christianity isn't widespread, like japan, they celebrate it. Take for instance the Christmas tree, the bible clearly states that the chopping down and decoration of a tree is wrong, so why is it done in the celebrating of his birth? Also on the birthday topic, why would anyone give a present to someone else on another person's birthday celebration? I mean if its my mom's birthday, would I give a present to my dad instead!? Its just wrong! No need to wait to till Christmas to give a gift, if you really love someone go ahead and give a gift anytime, if you can afford it. I also found decorating one's house in so many lights and objects to be wrong. I mean in a way it's in the same circumstance as the tree, yet on a much bigger scale. There is really nothing humble about making it so I can see your house from 5 blocks away. Also what does a jolly fat man in a red suit have to do with my savior's birth? With the help of this "Santa" companies gain huge profits during the winter season. These are just some of the things I had to come to terms with in order to escape the delusion of Xmas. I don't even have to go any further, cause the others things involved in Xmas obviously has nothing to do with god (ex. yule log ). I know there are Christians out there that don't celebrate Xmas in this manner, but do so by going to church, giving thanks to god, or having a quiet day at home;I consider this to be the correct method. Most people only celebrate Xmas for the gifts and the merriment, not really for god at all. Never knew Xmas traditions had such a history, they really need to stop all this nonsense though. Now I end my rant. /rant


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nobody noes >_>
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We celebrate Christmas to have a moment of happiness and togetherness with our loved ones. And I kinda agree with digs last words : "Christmas is a holiday instituted by man to remind us of Jesus' birth." And there has been said.
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raja613 wrote:


digs wrote:

Technically a pegan holiday was on December 25 first. But during Constantine and the Roman Empire, he decided to change it from the celebration of the new son to the celebration of Jesus Birth. The Bible does not say Jesus was born on December 25, nor does it make Christmas a holiday. But this being said, it is good to think on what God did for us through the Messiah (Himself) Jesus Christ. Christmas is a holiday instituted by man to remind us of Jesus' birth.


If only Christians celebrated this holiday for Jesus and not gifts..............it is also a holiday created by retailers to pry money from the cold lifeless drones of consumers to help them get their businesses running in the black again..........Jesus has never been apart of this practice and should be condemned as a Christian holiday.

To me its retarded to even think Jesus or God wants us to celebrate a holiday so false and empty! Trees, lights, Santa Claus, gifts, carols, candy, gluttony, jealousy, and idolatry all rolled into one horrible day filled with nothing Christian-like or Jesus! You CANNOT LIVE PARTS OF THE BIBLE YOU FIND CONVINENT! Even nativity scenes are outlawed in the Bible..............but whatever celebrate whatever and however.......all people want is the gifts and a day off!


Honestly, I strongly agree with you on this. I think the commercialism behind Christmas has ruined why people celebrate. There are some who aren't seeped in commercialism, but the majority are.
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People get softy and more giving in X-mas??
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digs wrote:


raja613 wrote:


digs wrote:

Technically a pegan holiday was on December 25 first. But during Constantine and the Roman Empire, he decided to change it from the celebration of the new son to the celebration of Jesus Birth. The Bible does not say Jesus was born on December 25, nor does it make Christmas a holiday. But this being said, it is good to think on what God did for us through the Messiah (Himself) Jesus Christ. Christmas is a holiday instituted by man to remind us of Jesus' birth.


If only Christians celebrated this holiday for Jesus and not gifts..............it is also a holiday created by retailers to pry money from the cold lifeless drones of consumers to help them get their businesses running in the black again..........Jesus has never been apart of this practice and should be condemned as a Christian holiday.

To me its retarded to even think Jesus or God wants us to celebrate a holiday so false and empty! Trees, lights, Santa Claus, gifts, carols, candy, gluttony, jealousy, and idolatry all rolled into one horrible day filled with nothing Christian-like or Jesus! You CANNOT LIVE PARTS OF THE BIBLE YOU FIND CONVINENT! Even nativity scenes are outlawed in the Bible..............but whatever celebrate whatever and however.......all people want is the gifts and a day off!


Honestly, I strongly agree with you on this. I think the commercialism behind Christmas has ruined why people celebrate. There are some who aren't seeped in commercialism, but the majority are.


Indeed, I will never celebrate X-mas simply because God should be thanked every day when you wake up and conquer the day to come back home safely, I believe. It should never be just one day......I hope one day churches will wake up and ban the current practices of this holiday. Since I work in retail and I worked X-mas eve I cannot tell you how many times I was cursed at or called a racial slur because people were sooooo stressed to buy gifts for everyone! If X-mas makes people this way I want no part of it and they shouldn't want any part of it either!
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Christians are luckily not under strict rules.

So some of us way back in the day took an atheistic holiday and thought, what if we wanted to let Athiests still have a party but one where they get to know Jesus?

So we said, hm, well what if we celebrated Jesus's birthday, that's a pretty big deal.

And so we did.

And that is that. Is there some part of that that bugs you? If so, you are intolerant.

I am sorry, but it's truly that simple. And if you dislike it, then don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Valentines Day, or several other festivals and holidays because you can't seem to handle it when a holiday is given purpose by Christians. I mean, how dare we worship Jesus's birth, right? We are just the worst.



How dare I celebrate Pagan advents that Christians High jacked? Yes lets not look in the bible, where It points out the cutting down of a tree and then decorating it is a sin! Also No place in the bible it talks about celebrating his birthday. Not a big deal to create your own, but No your celebrating something that has nothing to do with Christianity, than you have the balls to say its a Christian thing. You need to read you bible more young sinner.


I'm sorry, but please point to me the passage in the Bible where it says "Thou shalt not enjoy my Son's birthday." It doesn't say that? Really? Then how am I sinning if I enjoy Jesus's birth and think the story is a pretty good one? How am I sinning when I believe Christmas is the most giving time of the year (it is) and that it is the one time of the year where people are not afraid to say Jesus Christ because it's what it's all about?

No place in the Bible does it talk about driving cars, but I sure am not walking from place to place. Also, the Asheroth poles, which is what you were referring to when you said cutting down a tree, is a very different practice. They would cut down all the trees and carve them up in fields and then you would walk there and pray. I am sorry, but I feel the Christmas tree is a little different than that. Maybe that's just me.

And I have to ask, is Jesus Christ's birth not something that has to do with Christianity. You said the Bible, doesn't the Bible start the Gospels off with his birth? Wasn't his birth surrounded by hundreds of Old testament prophecies that came true? And that isn't a Christian thing? That's not a big deal?

It is to me.

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quater wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


quater wrote:

Christians are luckily not under strict rules.

So some of us way back in the day took an atheistic holiday and thought, what if we wanted to let Athiests still have a party but one where they get to know Jesus?

So we said, hm, well what if we celebrated Jesus's birthday, that's a pretty big deal.

And so we did.

And that is that. Is there some part of that that bugs you? If so, you are intolerant.

I am sorry, but it's truly that simple. And if you dislike it, then don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Valentines Day, or several other festivals and holidays because you can't seem to handle it when a holiday is given purpose by Christians. I mean, how dare we worship Jesus's birth, right? We are just the worst.



How dare I celebrate Pagan advents that Christians High jacked? Yes lets not look in the bible, where It points out the cutting down of a tree and then decorating it is a sin! Also No place in the bible it talks about celebrating his birthday. Not a big deal to create your own, but No your celebrating something that has nothing to do with Christianity, than you have the balls to say its a Christian thing. You need to read you bible more young sinner.


I'm sorry, but please point to me the passage in the Bible where it says "Thou shalt not enjoy my Son's birthday." It doesn't say that? Really? Then how am I sinning if I enjoy Jesus's birth and think the story is a pretty good one? How am I sinning when I believe Christmas is the most giving time of the year (it is) and that it is the one time of the year where people are not afraid to say Jesus Christ because it's what it's all about?

No place in the Bible does it talk about driving cars, but I sure am not walking from place to place. Also, the Asheroth poles, which is what you were referring to when you said cutting down a tree, is a very different practice. They would cut down all the trees and carve them up in fields and then you would walk there and pray. I am sorry, but I feel the Christmas tree is a little different than that. Maybe that's just me.

And I have to ask, is Jesus Christ's birth not something that has to do with Christianity. You said the Bible, doesn't the Bible start the Gospels off with his birth? Wasn't his birth surrounded by hundreds of Old testament prophecies that came true? And that isn't a Christian thing? That's not a big deal?

It is to me.



If you watched the two you tub videos I posted, you know where all the passages are that say Christmas is a sin. See being you asked me what passage said you should not celebrate Jesus birth shows me you did not even watch the two clips that shows where in the bible it says that its a sin.

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Those verses do not condone celebrating Christmas... When they say not to live as pagans do it means not following their practices or their gods. We don't decorate a tree in the name of some earth god, and it isn't in our hearts intent to use it for paganism. In our culture, what we do has become typical Christmas tradition, not pagan worship. Besides, the videos were made by someone with an obviously biased opinion when it comes to Christianity, and they also had a set agenda in mind.
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When they say not to live as pagans do it means not following their practices or their gods. We don't decorate a tree in the name of some earth god, and it isn't in our hearts intent to use it for paganism.


But doesn't decorating the tree still count as following their practices, making it a sin? If a Christian performed some Wiccan ritual just for fun or just to be respectful to their Wiccan friend, even if they don't really believe in that stuff, wouldn't they still be committing a sin?
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