Christmas has lost its meaning
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Christmas is a time when you are all together as a family.
Grandma's came over, and she brings cookies.
Gramps is over, and he gives you "wise" advice that won't help you anytime soon.
For kids, Christmas is a lesson of family time, and celebrating the birth of our savior. That cannot be better celebrated by a huge family "reunion". When they buy presents, they are showing a sign of love. This is where you feel a sense of belonging, you're part of a family, something bigger than yourself or your toys.
Maybe your kids have came over.
Maybe their kids have came over.
It's a time to reflect on the beautiful family you made.
Christmas has never lost it's meaning, it only adds something deeper. Instead of celebrating Jesus, you are celebrating Jesus and the blessings that God has blessed you with. It is a beautiful holiday.
What I see in the mainstream is people spending in excess, often putting themselves into debt because they feel obliged to due to peer pressure. In the UK, and I suspect elsewhere, there are a number of businesses, frequently advertising on TV, based entirely around the notion of 'helping people save for Christmas', and showing imagery of consumer goods to sway people. None of this is needed to have a happy family gathering.
How much of what people get landed with do they actually want? How much of that ends op getting resold, given to charity, tossed out, or sitting around as clutter? I remember after last Christmas, ebay was running a front page saying 'resell unwanted presents' or something to that effect. Most adults get what they need for themselves.
The festival has swayed from being a family and/or religious event in to a consumer spend-fest.
But while you are spending money for other people's gift, other people are spending money on yours. It's nice to know that somebody cares about you, and for me, at least, it feels good knowing I love somebody enough to want to spend lots of money on them.
You are celebrating your love of Christ through your love of other people. There is nothing better than that.
Even though this debate part was brief, I'd like to ask you a simple question: Are you looking forward to Christmas this year?
Because it sounds like you are questioning the nature of Christmas itself.
Christmas is not something I take much of any notice of anymore, I see my family every day.
You still celebrate Jesus Christ, you do.
You celebrate him through loving your family.
The sound of presents being opened.
The warm glow of your fireplace.
Tucking your kids in, letting them look forward to "Santa".
The smile on their faces.
The smell of the cookies you just took out of the oven.
God is with you.
Jesus is with you.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Tie. Both had proper conduct throughout. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar. Arguments - Con. Pro presented a compelling case regarding Christmas turning into an excuse for excessive consumerism/materialism. Con rebutted by stating that it relates to celebrating Jesus and coming together with family. Unfortunately, Pro never really rebutted against this, but instead just kept re-iterating that it revolved around consumerism. What Pro should have done was show increasing trends in consumerism compared to decreasing trends of religious observation during these holidays. Unfortunately, this wasn't the course of action Pro took. Due to Pro never really rebutting against the Christianity point, Con wins arguments. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate.
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