Skip to comments.Christmas Really Isn't about Christ - Why I'm not Celebrating Christmas Even Though I'm a Christian
Posted on 12/14/2013 2:56:27 PM PST by InHisService
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Didn't work, lady. You appear as a snarky Grinch.
Whoopty-do. Who cares?
Don’t celebrate. Just don’t look down your nose at the rest of us.
I have no problem with those that do or don't celebrate Christmas. I've been practicing Chrismas Carols on the piano today, but that's just me.
What is annoying is that any author would think anyone cares whether she does or doesn't.
“Frankly, Christmas is farce, and Im betting the whole thing makes God very angry.”
I’m betting that His children setting aside a special day does not make him angry. It makes YOU angry.
Christmas is what you make of it. Our family focuses on Christmas Eve, putting the ceramic Christ Child into the nativity scene, hanging the last few decorations, praying together before a lovely meal, and going to church. Christmas morning, praying together before a lovely meal, open a few gifts, have a relaxing day, and let other relatives have the big dinner, to which we drop in and drop back out, leaving a few gifts, but not overdoing it.
You are a late-comer to this realization.
As the early church rejected the notion of celebrating Christ’s birth, millions have for decades.......and you only touched on some of the issues. Others have dealt with this thoroughly long before you.
BTW - ancient Jews never celebrated birthdays, pagans did. Only 2 or 3 birthdays mentioned in Bible. Someone died on each one. Pharoah’s baker, Job’s kids, and John the Baptist.
We are instructed clearly rather to celebrate “His death ‘til He comes....”
But as the cross is an offense to the world and the flesh, most Christians do it too rarely........
In the Bloggers & Personal forum, on a thread titled Christmas Really Isn’t about Christ - Why I’m not Celebrating Christmas Even Though I’m a Christian, InHisService wrote:
David Muscato, Public Relations Director at American Atheists had this to say about the billboard and about Christmas:
Most people dont care about any religious ties to the season because church and religion are not what Americans care about during this time of yearthey care about family and friends and giving presents and food and having fun.
There is nothing at the site about voltage or current...false advertising. :)
Ah, its that time of year again. The time when “atheist” pretend to be offended by a nativity scene and someone tries to “out christian” others who celebrate the holiday.
If you don’t like it, GOOD! just leave everyone else alone
This woman and the fellow over at NRO both need to re-read this:
Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be mens or childrens, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but thats no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
You tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.
By Francis P. Church, first published in The New York Sun in 1897
A Christian celebrates the birth of Christ while observing Christmas.
Haha yes, indeed, in my bio I do state that my blog has nothing to do with the real Kirchhoff’s law ;-)
If someone were truly “in his service” they would recognize that Matthew, Luke, and John all begin with the incarnation of the 2nd person of the Trinity.
So, we celebrate Jesus’ conception, birth, and presentation before God.
Most of the celebration in our churches, if we were dealing with honest people, revolves around the scriptural stories of Shepherds, Angels, Wise Men, Parents, and Baby.
I am the author and I have written an opinion piece. I don’t care whether you care or not whether I celebrate Christmas. The point is to get people thinking and start a conversation.
I will make a comment on your writing style. At least it was readable, unlike so many blogs.
My freckles are in an uproar. Merry Christmas!
I agree with you, but most American Christians just don’t have the single-minded devotion that you do. They want to keep their secular life the way it is and go get some God at church. You don’t win them over by declaring that their Christmas traditions are evil. Same thing with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday, and Easter.
Most people who agree with you just quietly avoid the secular parts of Christmas and are happy that people show up on Christmas Eve for a religious celebration.
People think on their own and don’t need your help or care what you think. Most people don’t care what other people think unless those people lack conviction. I’m at peace with my God and my God doesn’t look down on me for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ in any manner I choose. Sorry to disappoint you but I don’t really care what you think. Merry Christmas.
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