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What's the true meaning of Christmas?
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To get girls in ecchi Christmas dresses.
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Christmas is the worship of Saturn or Satan. Back then during the Roman Empire, Christmas was called Saturnalia, which was a pagan and Satanic holiday.
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Sorry, but I just have to say that Pagan does not equal Satanic.
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jutsuri wrote:

Sorry, but I just have to say that Pagan does not equal Satanic.


I did not say Pagan equals Satanic.

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Sigh, I see the "Christmas' date is from pagan tradition" stuff. Which most modern Biblical scholars are confidant is false.

The first recorded discussion of Christmas in December was around 200 AD/CE, which was long before any pagan cultural identities/practices would have been assumed by Christianity. This doesn't happen until the mid-fourth century after Christianity became bigger when Constantine converted. Before that, they were a persecuted minority trying to differentiate themselves from the other religious practices of the day.

The birth date was originally based on his death date. The death date was taken, according to tradition, to be the date of his conception. Christian history put his death date in the year of his death at March 25. 9 months later would be December 25. Early church leader Tertullian had this calculation in his writings from around 200 CE. Christian theologian Augustine of Hippo would later reaffirm this tradition in his works "On the Trinity" where he wrote:

“For he [Jesus] is believed to have been conceived on the 25th of March, upon which day also he suffered; so the womb of the Virgin, in which he was conceived, where no one of mortals was begotten, corresponds to the new grave in which he was buried, wherein was never man laid, neither before him nor since. But he was born, according to tradition, upon December the 25th.


But, to the topic of the OP - Jesus. I'm a Christian, so it's about Him.
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santa and his 6-8 black men
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Others have already posted the "true" meaning but for me it's just about family, friends, relaxation and thinking back over the year that's coming to an end. And, really, what the true meaning is should just be what you feel it is as long as you're not using that perspective to foist it off on others.

.. Oh, and this:


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To get girls in ecchi Christmas dresses.


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I sometimes ask myself what the point of it is because, at least in the US, there's so much commercialism involved. Buy this. Save 50% on that. It's annoying and I hate that a time of year where people should stay inside, spend time with family and reflect on the past year is wasted by emphasizing consumption.

This year, I did the majority of my shopping at Ross and TJ Maxx, two stores which sell heavily discounted home products. Could I afford better? Yes. But I don't want my holiday experience to be one where I feel that I have to outspend others to make it special. I buy things that people need or will use. I'm a practical person.
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For me, it's the birth of Jesus. But if one isn't religious, I guess maybe just being around loved ones, and giving/receiving presents.
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The Christmas Tree.
Posted 12/22/14
The true meaning of Christmas is a bunch of bunk if you ask me.
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The true meaning of Christmas is to celebrate with your family, to receive gifts and to give gifts to others, to be happy and to be happy
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Akage-chan wrote:

I sometimes ask myself what the point of it is because, at least in the US, there's so much commercialism involved. Buy this. Save 50% on that. It's annoying and I hate that a time of year where people should stay inside, spend time with family and reflect on the past year is wasted by emphasizing consumption.

This year, I did the majority of my shopping at Ross and TJ Maxx, two stores which sell heavily discounted home products. Could I afford better? Yes. But I don't want my holiday experience to be one where I feel that I have to outspend others to make it special. I buy things that people need or will use. I'm a practical person.


I get the whole consumerism part. For most of the years, I got away with being able to buy gifts and put a lot of thought into it, so it was more of a "giving" celebration, and those who got a gift one year didn't necessarily have to get a gift the next.

Unfortunately, it's not something that stays that way... This year was one of the worst. I think though, that next year, I'll try to return more to those basic tenets.
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I don't know about you, but the true meaning of Christmas to me is a day for watching anime by the fire, a evening of eating ice-cream til I puke, then a night to cry myself to sleep.
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The Birth of Jesus Christ.

My heavens, it's called Christ-mas for a reason..
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