Today I got asked how I could celebrate Christmas without being a Christian. Wha

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  1. Love and Peace profile image58
    Love and Peaceposted 8 years ago

    Today I got asked how I could celebrate Christmas without being a Christian. What do you think...

    about this?

  2. 1337guy profile image39
    1337guyposted 8 years ago

    Same reason you don't have to be a ghost to celebrate halloween?

  3. kazemaru2 profile image59
    kazemaru2posted 8 years ago

    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.

  4. Merlin Fraser profile image73
    Merlin Fraserposted 8 years ago

    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 !

  5. Love and Peace profile image58
    Love and Peaceposted 8 years ago

    Merlin Fraser:

    I was sure it would take a few days to get a comment that made me smile, but little do I know! smile
    Thanks for that! My day has been made.


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