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Old 10-14-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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I have noticed a trend growing among Christians and churches during the Christmas seasons that is getting away from the system of commercialism in Christmas and instead embracing a system of giving of oneself or money for a needy cause which I don't have a problem with this in of itself BUT there are some drawbacks to this "new system" of Christianity, this can be a form of legalism where Christians can be coersed in this system to demonstrate that one is a Christian by showing good works out of guilty pleasure for the old system and whose to say 20 years from now after Christians practice this new system and it becomes the norm that other Christians won't start a "new" movement making the case that Christians are always giving and sacrificing and it is not a sin to want something for yourself, to live a little and have some fun, even twist some verses to prove their case; that it's ok to partake in the system of the commercial Christmas the world offers which we once did in the past.
Wow, that sentence is 175 words long!!
Anyway, I think it's a good trend. Getting away from the shopping madness and commercialism. Of course to each their own, and if anyone chooses to shop till they drop, knock yourself out!
I have found that the most memorable and meaningful holidays were the ones where my family and I volunteered at a shelter or dropped off donations to a children's hospital.

I agree that the spirit within should be the one to tell you. I doubt there will be any mandate or "law".
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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wow, that sentence is 175 words long!!
No wonder I stopped reading about 50 or so words into it.
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