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A Few Reasons to Hate Christmas
12/16/08 | Jibaholic

Posted on 12/17/2008 8:14:14 AM PST by Jibaholic

  1. Christmas is really a pagan holiday to celebrate the winter solstice and the end of the harvast. Jesus was probably born in late September.
  2. Even if Jesus was born on December 25th, an orgy of materialism showing friends and family how much you love them is not an appropriate way to celebrate his birth.
  3. Many Christians recognize this paradox, hence the emphasis to "put Christ in Christmas." This means evening devotionals about the birth of Christ, special candles, and other rituals. Yet this has the effect of elevating Jesus' birth above his death and resurrection. Most Christians do not take comparable steps for Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.


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To: Jibaholic

I stopped celebrating Christmas about five years ago because of my Christian convictions, but I don’t go out of my way to criticize Christians who see Christmas as a time for giving. Stop looking at the materialism, and see the charities that are everywhere, and see Christians who open up their hearts and pocketbooks to those in need. Get into the spirit of giving. Take advantage of Christmas to give “good gifts” to folks who need your help. Who knows, you might take the kindness you can learn from Christmas charities, and practice it all year.


51 posted on 12/17/2008 9:53:10 AM PST by pallis
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To: Osage Orange

Yes, I do. In fact, I say it out loud but if my daughter is within hearing range, she corrects me and I appreciate it. My mental health depends on my ability to shut out those things that set me off. And I’m working on it.


52 posted on 12/17/2008 9:54:24 AM PST by sarasota
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To: sarasota
So....you are saying it's unhealthy to dislike.

Fair enough.......

53 posted on 12/17/2008 10:00:32 AM PST by Osage Orange (Congress would steal the nickels off a dead man's eye's...............)
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To: Jibaholic
I wonder if Santa Klaus is not the mascot for Socialism?..
Because male Raindeer(caribou) lose their antlers in winter..
So then.. Santas caribou are all FEMALES..

But according to the story are cross dressed as males..
Socialism is a queer economic system.. promising gifts.. from a "fat cat".. i.e. rich person..

54 posted on 12/17/2008 10:03:18 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Jibaholic

Given the way things are going in our culture and the world in general, Christians had better hang on for dear life to whatever holidays and traditions we have, even if they are Christianized pagan festivals. We could do a better job of keeping the birth of Jesus Christ as the focus of Christmas, as opposed to visits from Santa Claus and his reindeer.


55 posted on 12/17/2008 10:08:18 AM PST by Cecily
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To: Jibaholic

Tidings of Comfort and Joy to you too.


56 posted on 12/17/2008 10:39:49 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Tax-chick

And we can say with firm conviction “there is no such thing as a Sanity Clause”


57 posted on 12/17/2008 10:42:59 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Jibaholic

Who peed in your eggnog?


58 posted on 12/17/2008 10:45:04 AM PST by linn37
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To: mw19
What about ‘Sandy Claws?’

She and her friend, "Muddy Boots," are around a lot this time of year. Why do I even bother to vacuum?

59 posted on 12/17/2008 10:46:08 AM PST by Tax-chick (What did the dog just eat?)
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To: lastchance
“there is no such thing as a Sanity Clause”

Sadly, no, because I could really use one!

60 posted on 12/17/2008 10:47:54 AM PST by Tax-chick (What did the dog just eat?)
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To: Jibaholic

ZOT


61 posted on 12/17/2008 11:47:04 AM PST by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: Reddy

“God’s appointed times- that we are told to celebrate, Christmas is not one of them.”

Neither is Easter.

Always find it interesting the contortions some people will go to to not have to celebrate the two most IMPORTANT events ever in history.


62 posted on 12/17/2008 5:19:04 PM PST by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: stylecouncilor

ibtz


63 posted on 12/17/2008 5:49:04 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: swmobuffalo
Neither is Easter.

Jesus tells us to remember his death. We can have the "Good Friday Church" versus "Easter Church" debate, but there is no getting around the fact that both events are much more important than his birth.

64 posted on 12/18/2008 7:45:42 AM PST by Jibaholic ("Those people who are not ruled by God will be ruled by tyrants." --William Penn)
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To: swmobuffalo

“Neither is Easter”

Right. But if you look into Passover, you will see the Messiah.


65 posted on 12/18/2008 9:21:24 AM PST by Reddy (VOTE CONSERVATIVE in '08!)
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