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Old 11-01-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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cupper3, thank you for responding to my post. Why yes, we have told our children that the actual dates of Christmas and Easter are not "correct". Hmmm, the very definition of Christmas is the celebration of Christ's birth -- totally not a pagan origin. Now what the world has made of it, that is a whole other story. Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection -- again, not a pagan origin.

I do not assume that everyone on this forum is from the USA. I am aware that many countries do not even have a holiday called "Thanksgiving". For those that do, my intention is to focus on the true meaning of that holiday -- being thankful for what we have been given (life to start with).
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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cupper3, thank you for responding to my post. Why yes, we have told our children that the actual dates of Christmas and Easter are not "correct". Hmmm, the very definition of Christmas is the celebration of Christ's birth -- totally not a pagan origin. Now what the world has made of it, that is a whole other story. Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection -- again, not a pagan origin.

I do not assume that everyone on this forum is from the USA. I am aware that many countries do not even have a holiday called "Thanksgiving". For those that do, my intention is to focus on the true meaning of that holiday -- being thankful for what we have been given (life to start with).
Have you ever given thought as to why the Christian Church adopted the pagan holidays?
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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To make it easier for the Pagans to join Christianity back then. They didnt want to give up their holidays.


A better thought should be why doesn't Christianity do what the bible says and DO NOT conform itself to the world and must partake in every worldly thing there is and just slap the name Jesus on top of it and suddenly all is well.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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I don't think anybody should bash Christmas, we should just recognize that the term here means different things to different people.

To many secular people, is a wonderful time of the year for family together. For Christians see it as a religious holiday. Some religions celebrate the rebirth of the Sun the Northern Hemisphere.
I hope you didn't take me seriously. I get no pleasure out of bashing anybody's holidays, religious or otherwise. It just seems like every year, though, we have to go through the holidays one-by-one and listen to people telling us why we shouldn't be celebrating them. I'm just kind of getting ready for the onslaught from the posters from one particular Christian denomination who always have to spoil Christmas for all of the rest of us, just because they don't believe in celebrating it.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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I hope you didn't take me seriously. I get no pleasure out of bashing anybody's holidays, religious or otherwise. It just seems like every year, though, we have to go through the holidays one-by-one and listen to people telling us why we shouldn't be celebrating them. I'm just kind of getting ready for the onslaught from the posters from one particular Christian denomination who always have to spoil Christmas for all of the rest of us, just because they don't believe in celebrating it.
No problem. Discussing ideas can be done even when we disagree significantly.
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