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Posted 12/11/15
How could it be offensive? Everyone else gets new shit and i dont. ^^ nothing new there!
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kaybono wrote:

I'm a Christian but I don't celebrate Christmas. Many know that Jesus wasn't born in December. And many of the customs associated with Christmas have roots in pagan worship. I have nothing against families getting together and having fun or being peaceable with others. But I feel like that should happen year round, not just at Christmastime.


I know that Christmas is pretty fake both religiously and commercially, but spiritually-speaking, no matter what religion you are (unless it's an evil one lol, like satanism), we can all agree that it's a time of heightened divinity.

I mean, the levels of love and care and high vibrations soar in December. They're good, high vibrations and a peak of joy and love.

So we shouldn't not celebrate Christmas due to its roots, but rather, recognize what it is today. Just like America, which was founded on genocide and conquering innocent, peaceful people, we should just accept and celebrate Christmas for what it is in the present, not for what it was in the past.

When the majority of people are vibrating so high at the same time, why wouldn't you want to join in :)




I can have all of those positive feelings without joining in. I can be courteous, give gifts, do random acts of kindness, etc., year round, without compromising my beliefs.
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offensive to whom
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Posted 12/12/15
Christmas is awesome and not offensive. People who take offense are often trying to use the spotlight for some other purpose. I'll go celebrate my holiday in peace with my dogs (Gotta order those new toys asap!!!!)
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i dont really have a choice since it is so ingrained in my culture and people expect presents so i kind of have to celebrate it whether i want to or not.

however i dont like the holiday at all. but offended by it? no, that'd be dumb. i dont get offended by people who celebrate hanukkah or diwali either, it's silly to get offended by something other people celebrate


lambofgenesis wrote:

I mean, the levels of love and care and high vibrations soar in December. They're good, high vibrations and a peak of joy and love.



suicide and depression also soar in december
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Posted 12/12/15
This question shouldn't exist and those who answer "yes" make me lose faith in humanity.
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If you ignore the fact that Catholics hi-jacked Christmas, you'd know that the holiday is ment to ward away the winter season, and to try to entice the summer gods to come back. So nobody should get insulted by the holiday as it isn't about a person dying or being born, it's about giving the middle finger to winter
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Sogno- wrote:

i dont really have a choice since it is so ingrained in my culture and people expect presents so i kind of have to celebrate it whether i want to or not.

however i dont like the holiday at all. but offended by it? no, that'd be dumb. i dont get offended by people who celebrate hanukkah or diwali either, it's silly to get offended by something other people celebrate


lambofgenesis wrote:

I mean, the levels of love and care and high vibrations soar in December. They're good, high vibrations and a peak of joy and love.



suicide and depression also soar in december


Still not as high as spring http://boingboing.net/2015/12/11/suicide-rates-are-highest-in-s.html
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cleruninja wrote:

I would say there are primarily (3) reasons people get offended by Christmas

1) Christians who recognize it as a pagan holiday. True, there is almost nothing Christian about Christmas. It is simply an old european winter solstice festival that got rebranded by the Catholic church. Non-deciduous trees are used to symbolize enduring winter, lights (originally candles) for enduring the darkest time of the year.
My take: So what? It's harmless. No one is kneeling in front of the tree and worshipping it, so there is nothing sacrilegious about it.

2) Progressives/Marxists who are offended at the wanton overindulgence of capitalist excess. I get this, some people go overboard. Sometimes it feels like Christmas is nothing more than a way for corporations to get us to spend, spend, spend. But Christmas presents can also be inexpensive or homemade. And even if they're not, when you're spending your money on others rather than yourself, there's a little bit of the communist spirit in there. Bonus points if you participate in gift programs for the needy.

3) Angsty youth that automatically hate things for no real reason other than the fact that people are merry. Or maybe it's "too mainstream". I dunno. Dumb reasons. My guess OP, is that the majority of people on your internet forum fall into this category.


Well...

That about sums it up.



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Posted 12/12/15

cleruninja wrote:
I would say there are primarily (3) reasons people get offended by Christmas
you forgot the 4th and maybe bigger then few of those.

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Nah. I have had a Jewish friend who's ok with hearing about it, honestly. I respect her customs too. Generally I think nowadays Christmas is more of a consumer holiday than about faith or jesus, that's the way I see it. I'm nonreligious but I'll still celebrate it because I enjoy the decorations, gifting, and aesthetic value.
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Posted 12/12/15
haters gonna hate
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Who honestly gaf if someone is offended by something you've said/posted on the internet. It's their own prerogative to be offended by it and it's your prerogative to not care.
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Christmas is our tradition. The war on Christmas is absolutely absurd. I support Donald Trump. He will stop the war on Christmas and we'll be saying Merry Christmas again.
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Posted 12/12/15
It's the only holiday I really enjoy for what it is. Some people should probably not be spending so much money but that's on them.

I can't really see how it's offensive, at least not where I live. Think that goes for many countries who has celebrated this for a long time.
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