It never was... it was and always has been about helping children. From China and Korea to the USA to Africa and the Middle East.It's not really a Christian group, it's a charity which has little to do with religion.
If we look at the most generous people of 2011, of the top 5, Paul G. Allen, William S. Deitrich II, George Soros and Margaret A. Cargill were non-religious. That's 80%.
You seem to have a bone to pick with religious people, that's fine it's your business as to why you don't like them. It doesn't however change the facts in regards to this matter in that religious people and red states are more giving when it comes to non-profit charitable organizations.
On average, those in the most religious fifth donate $3,000 to charity annually. Those in the most secular fifth give approximately $1,000. The story is the same when we consider charitable giving as a fraction of household income: By this measure, religious Americans are four times as generous as their secular neighbors, even as they are a little less affluent than secular Americans. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...375685394.html
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I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
The extrabiblical evidence from the first and second century is equally spare: There is no mention of birth celebrations in the writings of early Christian writers such as Irenaeus (c. 130–200) or Tertullian (c. 160–225). Origen of Alexandria (c. 165–264) goes so far as to mock Roman celebrations of birth anniversaries, dismissing them as “pagan” practices—a strong indication that Jesus’ birth was not marked with similar festivities at that place and time.1 As far as we can tell, Christmas was not celebrated at all at this point. - How December 25 Became Christmas - Biblical Archaeology Review
I could be wrong but there seems to be nothing outside of maybe the Jewish holiday of Passover and the winter solstice around that date. Compared to the harvest celebration in November, those weren't all that, as far as we can tell historically speaking.
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