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Christmas has turned into a monstrous celebration for presents rather than a religious celebration?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/25/2009 Category: Religion
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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sophia-x

Pro

I believe this is has happened because the society today (not all, but fairly most) has lost its religious importance, this has happened over the last 30 years or so, and now you get people non-Christian celebrating Christmas, not a problem, but wasn't it once a full religious celebration, not just about the presents as it is today... Do you agree?
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I thank my esteemed opponent for thsi debate. I wish her well in her ventures on Debate.org.

=== DEFINITIONS ===

Monstrous [http://www.thefreedictionary.com...] :
1. Shockingly hideous or frightful.
2. Exceptionally large; enormous: a monstrous tidal wave.
3. Deviating greatly from the norm in appearance or structure; abnormal.
4. Of or resembling a fabulous monster.

We can immediatley disregard the 2nd, 3rd and 4th option above as they are not applicable to a celebration. Which means my opponent must affirm Christmas is "Shockingly hideous and frightful".

=== RELIGIOUS STORY ===

December 25th is the day of Jesus' birth in the Christian religion. The story goes Joseph and Mary are turned down at various hotels and have to stay in a manger. hen, they are visited by Three wise men and Jesus is given gifts. We practice this religious tradition today by giving gifts to one another. [http://www.biblegateway.com...]

=== PRO ==

Firstly, my opponent has not defined what celebrating Christmas would be in religious terms. We cannot compare how society has deviated from this in anyway before we know what it has deviated from.

Secondly, up to 30 years ago people still practice they do now. Present giving didn't just appear out of nowhere in the 80's and 90's

I go back to my opponent.
Debate Round No. 1
sophia-x

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sophia-x forfeited this round.
I-am-a-panda

Con

I extend my argument and await my opponents response.
Debate Round No. 2
sophia-x

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sophia-x forfeited this round.
I-am-a-panda

Con

My opponent has not addressed my points. Ergo, I urge a CON vote.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by InsertNameHere 7 years ago
InsertNameHere
I agree 100% with pro on this one. There's diehard atheists and then many people who don't even know the real meaning celebrating it. I have been saying "Happy consumermas" rather than "Merry christmas" to people.
Posted by I-am-a-panda 7 years ago
I-am-a-panda
Huzzah!
Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
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pOiNtS tO pAnDa
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