Shouldn't Christmas be celebrated only by Christians?
Christmas is celebrated all over the world by everyone from every religion/non-religion, but shouldn't it be a religious event for that religion? Why has it become this way? Commercialisation maybe?
There is no Biblical warrant, precedent, nor precept for remembrance of the day of Christ's birth as a day of special religious celebration. This is not to say that we shouldn't remember Christ's birth and its significance, but for religious commemorations or celebrations, we must have Biblical command or precedent! The fact of the matter is this -- the early church did not celebrate Christ's birth, but such celebration only came into the church with the "Christianization" of pagan rites as Catholicism was made the state religion by Constantine in the fourth century A.D. Since the Word of God does not support the tradition of Christmas, a Christian's conscience ought not and must not be bound.
It is true that Christmas is the festivals of the Christians. But Christmas is the value of the system that controls the information Media. Also, christmas is in the minds of the forces which are the origin and propellers of modernization. Yet, Christmas is free so that those who finds it attractive could join the merry.
What is wrong with a little commercialism? What is wrong with honest people finding work and feeding their families because once a year everyone opens heart and pocketbook in generosity?
Christmas is for anyone who wants to join in, regardless of their affiliation, religious, non-religious, or otherwise.
Considering the word 'Christmas' has the word 'Christ' in it, I'm pretty sure it's meant for believers in Christ. Why would anyone else want to celebrate Christmas unless for materialistic reasons - presents, parties, cookies, etc? Do Christians celebrate Rosh Hashanah or any other religious holidays unrelated to Christianity?
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