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Thread: Non Christians Celebrating Christmas

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    Re: Non Christians Celebrating Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Define celebrating Christmas.
    Good question. I define it for this topic as simply giving and receiving gifts on December 25th. That is all I do as far as Christmas is concerned.

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    Re: Non Christians Celebrating Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Intransigent Atheist View Post
    . I define it for this topic as simply giving and receiving gifts on December 25th.

    You could give and receive gifts on any day of the year...if you were really a committed atheist it seems like you would shun December 25th as a date to do that...but then you are really co-opting a religious holiday for your own silly reason.

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    Re: Non Christians Celebrating Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Intransigent Atheist View Post
    I love giving gifts to family and friends. I know of one family member who finds it offensive that I celebrate Christmas in this manner, being that I'm an atheist, but I don't think one has to be a Christian to enjoy the holiday.
    Muslims believe that Jesus is a prophet, on par with Mohammed, which is certainly worth celebrating, even if they do not accept that He is the son of God.

    Even an intransigent athiest like yourself must admit that Jesus is an important historical figure. If you celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday, why would it be offensive to also celebrate Jesus' birthday? They are both important historical figures, whether or not you agree with everything that either of them said.

    Personally, I never discuss religion on the internet, so I'm not going to say whether or not I am a christian. I am only pointing out that is is not incompatible with your beliefs to celebrate Christmas.

    p.s. I hope you had a merry one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Oh wow, I guess if you change the name of a celebration by putting Christ in the name, it completely erases the origins of that holiday as well.

    What does the date of Dec. 25th have to do w/ Christ? What do the festivities have to do w/ Christianity? Are you honestly ignorant to the fact that the entire holiday was stolen from pagan traditions?

    The fact that Christians celebrate on the 25th is a bronze age marketing ploy.
    Yep. You all should check out this thread where it was being talked about if you had not saw it
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...christmas.html

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    Re: Non Christians Celebrating Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Intransigent Atheist View Post
    I love giving gifts to family and friends. I know of one family member who finds it offensive that I celebrate Christmas in this manner, being that I'm an atheist, but I don't think one has to be a Christian to enjoy the holiday.

    Exactly. Christmas is both a religious holiday (for the faithful) and a secular holiday for everyone else. I don't understand why so many people automatically think that Christmas is nothing but a religious holiday.

    In fact, Christmas started off as a pagan holiday. Religious conotations or not, I enjoy the Christmas season for many reasons: Santa Claus, decorating the tree, holiday lights and music, the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, etc.
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    Re: Non Christians Celebrating Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Considering the fact that it really isn't a Christian holiday (Christ wasn't born on December 25th and the holiday originates in pagan festivals celebrating the winter solstice - hence the tree), they really don't have much of a right getting "offended" that non-Christians are celebrating it. After all, they're not pagan either.
    The day is NOT pagan. Every year this nonsense returns with people not knowing what they are really talking about. We don't know when Christ was born, but the celebration of the Mass of Christ on December 25 dates back some 18 centuries.

    All days were created by God, so how can the days be pagan? Read my quote to see the words of Saint Paul.
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    Re: The easter bunny

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Oh wow, I guess if you change the name of a celebration by putting Christ in the name, it completely erases the origins of that holiday as well.

    What does the date of Dec. 25th have to do w/ Christ? What do the festivities have to do w/ Christianity? Are you honestly ignorant to the fact that the entire holiday was stolen from pagan traditions?

    The fact that Christians celebrate on the 25th is a bronze age marketing ploy.
    This is kind of funny because all of the so-called pagan things that have been listed in other threads came into the celebration CENTURIES after the December 25th date came into use.
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    Re: The easter bunny

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Yep. You all should check out this thread where it was being talked about if you had not saw it
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...christmas.html
    And where all of the arguments pointing to pagan origin were blown out of the snow.
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    Re: Non Christians Celebrating Christmas

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    Re: Non Christians Celebrating Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Onion Eater View Post
    Muslims believe that Jesus is a prophet, on par with Mohammed
    Not on par with Muhammed, he is by far the most important prophet of their belief system..
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