Today I got asked how I could celebrate Christmas without being a Christian. What do you think...
Same reason you don't have to be a ghost to celebrate halloween?
It's a belittling comment considering Christmas has become so commercial you don't need to even believe in god to conform to this corporation driven holiday.
The answer to that is easy; tell them you are not celebrating Christmas but the winter solstice and the birth of the Sun God.
The early Christians high jacked this Pagan festival and claimed it as the birth of Christ the Son of God..... Of course they have really no idea when he was actually born, day month or year for that matter. Best guess is either March or October depending on which researcher you believe.
During the celebration the people would brring a live evergreen tree into their dwelling and decorate with the gree leaves and berries from mistletoe and holly.
They would also exchange gifts and presents.... sound familiar ?
For what it's worth they also high jacked the Pagan festival of spring, where we celebrate the Goddess of Fertility, Ester... hence all the eggs and fluffy bunnies.... again nothing to do with anybody getting nailed to anything. Although it was quite a wild celebration so lots of people would have got hammered....!
It's like so many things to do with the any nd all religions, the deeper you dig backwards you will find they invented nothing.... just took the bits they wanted and tried very hard to destroy the rest.
They are still trying !
I was sure it would take a few days to get a comment that made me smile, but little do I know!
Thanks for that! My day has been made.
by Christa Swope 3 years ago
How can we celebrate Christmas without all the pagan traditions?
by Rhema Word 3 years ago
What is Christmas without Christ?I think every year we lose a little bit more about what Christmas is all about. Perhaps before long we will soon forget why we even celebrate Christmas.
by Susan Keeping 5 years ago
Why are so many people critical of how others celebrate Christmas?Christmas is what you make it and you have every right to celebrate it the way you wish. It is not only for Christians anymore. It is a societal tradition that will not go away as religions decline. It is a time to be happy, to...
by Barine Sambaris 2 years ago
What is the difference between being religious and being a Christian
by Comfort Babatola 6 years ago
What would Christmas be without the Christmas Trees, Gifts and Decorations?Is it far-fetched to have a Christmas void of all that's mentioned above. Will it still be a 'Merry Christmas" if all you get is 'just time with families and loved one'?
by Julianna 6 years ago
Do Atheists celebrate Christmas and Easter?If they celebrate what are the reasons if they are not believers of God? I am not judging anyone I am just curious.
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