Do you Want a Secular or Religious Christmas?
Christmas is a festival celebrated across the world without any religious confinement.
i prefer a quiet christmas without carols. My mum used to invite carolling, we were embarrassed when neighbors looked at us
Yeah your are right sometimes it can be embarrassing but i would suggest to celebrate it the way way your mum &other family members wants.Just don't pay attentions to what other thinks rather make it an opportunity to make your family.Happy Holi
Secular, of course. Christianity stole the winter solstice celebration from pagans (because they knew they couldn't kill all the pagans, so they had to find a way to convert the ones they couldn't kill).
My family and I are Pagans, so we will be celebrating Yule/Winter Solstice instead of the consumerist celebration that many celebrate in today's world.
I enjoy a little bit of both in the mix. Too much of either one becomes nauseating.
Truth be told for the church's first three centuries, Christmas wasn't in December—or on the calendar at all. If observed at all, the celebration of Christ's birth was usually lumped in with Epiphany (January 6), one of the church's earliest established feasts. The "winter solstice", another celebration of the sun, fell just a few days earlier. Seeing that pagans were already exalting deities with some parallels to the true deity, church leaders decided to (commandeer the date) and introduce a new festival!
Pope Julius (I) officially "declared that the birth of Jesus" would be celebrated on the 25th December. Essentially this "holy day" piggybacked on a popular pagan/secular holiday. Christ was not born on December 25th as many children and adults believe.
by retellect 6 years ago
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Do you put up religious Christmas decorations in your home?If so what decorations and where do you buy them?
by Susan Keeping 5 years ago
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by sabrinaaq 12 months ago
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by Claudette Coleman Carter 5 years ago
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by A Troubled Man 6 years ago
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