Do you Want a Secular or Religious Christmas?

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  1. kumarlaltu profile image70
    kumarlaltuposted 4 years ago

    Do you Want a Secular or Religious Christmas?

    Christmas is a festival celebrated across the world without any religious confinement.

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  2. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    i prefer a quiet christmas without carols. My mum used to invite carolling, we were embarrassed when neighbors looked at us

    1. kumarlaltu profile image70
      kumarlaltuposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

  3. JessicaSideways profile image79
    JessicaSidewaysposted 4 years ago

    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).

    1. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Very true! I'm amazed at how many people actually believe Jesus was born on December 25th! Pope Julius (I) {chose that day} because it was already a popular holiday! It makes you wonder how many other "holy days" are man made. hmmm

  4. Daniella Lopez profile image94
    Daniella Lopezposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. kumarlaltu profile image70
      kumarlaltuposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's good,being with the family matters the most.Wish you a very Happy Holidays! ahead.

    2. Daniella Lopez profile image94
      Daniella Lopezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You too, kumarlaltu!

  5. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    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.

 
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