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Meaning of Christmas?

SNP1
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12/10/2014 1:47:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
It is getting to that time again where people are asking if you know the "true" meaning of Christmas.

Well, which meaning is that? There are at least 3 major ones.

***Modern Secular Christmas***

The meaning of giving and joy

***Christian***

The birth of Jesus

***Historical***

A holiday made by the church at the same time as a pagan holiday to "help" pagans transition from their beliefs to Christianity

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Now, which meaning do you prefer?
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12/10/2014 1:53:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/10/2014 1:47:25 PM, SNP1 wrote:
It is getting to that time again where people are asking if you know the "true" meaning of Christmas.

Well, which meaning is that? There are at least 3 major ones.

***Modern Secular Christmas***

The meaning of giving and joy

***Christian***

The birth of Jesus

***Historical***

A holiday made by the church at the same time as a pagan holiday to "help" pagans transition from their beliefs to Christianity

.

Now, which meaning do you prefer?

Modern Secular Christmas...
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12/10/2014 1:58:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/10/2014 1:47:25 PM, SNP1 wrote:
It is getting to that time again where people are asking if you know the "true" meaning of Christmas.

Well, which meaning is that? There are at least 3 major ones.

***Modern Secular Christmas***

The meaning of giving and joy

***Christian***

The birth of Jesus

***Historical***

A holiday made by the church at the same time as a pagan holiday to "help" pagans transition from their beliefs to Christianity

.

Now, which meaning do you prefer?

The former, but I do kinda miss the second option. It was fun celebrating the birth of Jesus. Sometimes it sucks to be an atheist...
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12/10/2014 2:47:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/10/2014 1:47:25 PM, SNP1 wrote:
It is getting to that time again where people are asking if you know the "true" meaning of Christmas.

Well, which meaning is that? There are at least 3 major ones.

***Modern Secular Christmas***

The meaning of giving and joy

***Christian***

The birth of Jesus

***Historical***

A holiday made by the church at the same time as a pagan holiday to "help" pagans transition from their beliefs to Christianity

.

Now, which meaning do you prefer?

None of these are mutually exclusive...
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12/10/2014 2:52:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/10/2014 1:47:25 PM, SNP1 wrote:
It is getting to that time again where people are asking if you know the "true" meaning of Christmas.

Well, which meaning is that? There are at least 3 major ones.

***Modern Secular Christmas***

The meaning of giving and joy

***Christian***

The birth of Jesus

***Historical***

A holiday made by the church at the same time as a pagan holiday to "help" pagans transition from their beliefs to Christianity

.

Now, which meaning do you prefer?

I don't celebrate christmas.
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12/10/2014 3:49:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/10/2014 1:47:25 PM, SNP1 wrote:
It is getting to that time again where people are asking if you know the "true" meaning of Christmas.

Well, which meaning is that? There are at least 3 major ones.

***Modern Secular Christmas***

The meaning of giving and joy

***Christian***

The birth of Jesus

***Fictional History***

A holiday made by the church at the same time as a pagan holiday to "help" pagans transition from their beliefs to Christianity



Now, which meaning do you prefer?

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12/10/2014 5:36:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
How about we celebrate the birth of Jesus by giving and receiving lol? The Santa Claus thing just makes it annoying and the pressure of Christmas just saps the life out of it.

"Christmas" is celebrating a huge part of our history, the added crap is just baggage I prefer the second.
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12/10/2014 11:48:05 PM
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I'd have to say Christmas is for two things. The first is obvious from the name. Christ. We remember his sacrifice and honor it. The second is we act as Christ. We be jolly, happy, and giving as He was.
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12/10/2014 11:56:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/10/2014 1:47:25 PM, SNP1 wrote:
It is getting to that time again where people are asking if you know the "true" meaning of Christmas.

Well, which meaning is that? There are at least 3 major ones.

***Modern Secular Christmas***

The meaning of giving and joy

***Christian***

The birth of Jesus

***Historical***

A holiday made by the church at the same time as a pagan holiday to "help" pagans transition from their beliefs to Christianity

.

Now, which meaning do you prefer?

It's a man's tradition like Easter.
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12/11/2014 12:02:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/10/2014 11:48:05 PM, LostintheEcho1498 wrote:
I'd have to say Christmas is for two things. The first is obvious from the name. Christ. We remember his sacrifice and honor it. The second is we act as Christ. We be jolly, happy, and giving as He was.

Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, not his death. That's Easter, silly!
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