why do "Anti-Christ" celebrate Christmas?

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@ronreyes (4724)
Philippines
September 14, 2007 9:06pm CST
It's a bit strange don't you think? Those people who don't believe or against Jesus Christ, is actually celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ! I'm not saying that I hate these "Anti-Christ-People". I still respect them and their own belief. I am a Christian and I'm just confused... Any Mylotter out there who is an Anti-Christ or an Atheist that can provide an answer? "Why do you celebrate something you don't believe?" Thanks in advance for replying. - Ron Reyes www.weirdo.co.nr www.mytubester.co.nr
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Sep 07
I'm neither an anti-Christ or an atheist, but I am a non-Christian. It's really hard not to get caught up in the whole secular Christmas mess to be honest. I can't even go to work without being bombarded with it, no matter where I work, I have yet to find a place where people didn't push Christmas at you the whole season. Not only that, but many non-Christians wind up celebrating Christmas because their friends or family members do. If someone I really care about invites me to a Christmas party, I'm not going to not go because I don't celebrate Christmas. Nor am I going to tell my husband (who is Christian) that our family can't celebrate Christmas because I don't. Instead, since my religion also has a winter holiday (Winter Solstice), we just celebrate both holidays. It's a good way of dealing with an interfaith family for us. =)
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
May I know your religion if you don't mind? :)
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Sep 07
I am a Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan. =) Yeah, I know, you've probably never heard of it. Basically it's a polytheistic religion based on the beliefs of the pre-Christian Celts, and it has a strong emphasis on honor, personal responsibility, respect for nature, and a belief in a spirit world.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
I don't understand... Pre-Christian? You mean you have a bit of Christianity in you? :)
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@kishusia (1069)
• India
15 Sep 07
How a person can be anti-christ? I am a Hindu and my religion teaches me to respect all other religions as all of them lead their followers to God. I believe in one God who manifests in many forms as per individual faith of people. I bow my head before a temple and also before a church, mosque or gurudwara. One may believe in something, one may not believe in somnething, but why should one be against something?
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
I don't mean any disrespect to non-believers but "Anti-Christ" are just a common term so I used it. Hope you understand. :)
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Thanks for backing me up! :)
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Thanks for the nice comment. :)
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@nazeela (61)
• India
16 Sep 07
i am not an antichrist or atheist. i am a muslim. i will say they are celebrating Christmas just for the sake of celebration with friends. or they are enjoying the holiday just to relax from busy office hours..
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
True! :)
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
16 Sep 07
Atheists celebrate Christmas, not because of Christ, but because it is a holiday that has been kind of ingrained in our psyche as an actual holiday of no religious reason. It is the tradition of Santa Claus, eight tiny reindeer, the time to love and spend time with their family, I think that is what they celebrate.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
True! :)
@Alphasee (389)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Because Christmas isn't much of a Christian celebration. Most of the aspects, good and bad are atheistic and paganistic.
@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Makes sense! :)
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Many people celebrate Christmas as a time to get together with family and friends and show them that you care about them. My son went to a day care center that celebrated holidays of many cultures, It was not only an educational opportunity for the kids, but it taught them to recognize and respect other cultures. If people want to celebrate holidays then so be it, let them. It is better then them complaining about someone wishing them a Merry Christmas when they don't celebrate it. That political correctness just goes to far sometimes.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Makes sense! :)
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
15 Sep 07
People who celebrate Christmas aren't doing it because of their beliefs but because of media hype and greed as far as I'm concerned.
@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
What do you mean by media hype? :)
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
That's reality! Some people only care about money. :)
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Oh I agree 100% with you ctrymuziklvr! Over the years so many people have forgotten what the true meaning of Christmas is. The way I see it is that Christmas is to get together with family and friends and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. People are too worried about buying the best gifts for people. I would rather give than receive on Christmas. All it is anymore to most is buying and receiving gifts and somewhere along the way they have forgotten what it is truly about. It's just like Easter. We have forgotten the true meaning of it all.
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I'm not an atheist or "anti-christ", but I left Christianity many years ago & still celebrate Christmas. Actually every year I declare this is the last year I'll do so, but my extended family seems to out-vote me. My extended family are all Christian, my older children have found their own paths and my little one is still little- so with all the commercializing of Christmas & my extended family's holiday gatherings it'd be hard to deny my youngest of having a "Christmas".
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Why did you turn away Christianity? :)
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
16 Sep 07
I just found a different path that more fit with what I believe to be true.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
And what is that? :)
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Well I'm not an atheist, but I don't buy any real modern fundamental religions or dogmas. I believe that the celebration is important in terms of maintaining tradition and cultural solidarity/ remembering to be giving and generous, etc...
@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Makes sense! :)
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• United States
15 Sep 07
Thanks.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Welcome! :)
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
15 Sep 07
December 25 began as a pagan holiday, not a Christian holiday, but in order to make it "ok" for Christians to celebrate it, the Pope, or someone in a high religious standing, declared December 25 as the day to celebrate Jesus' birth. So really, the question should be, why are Christian's celebrating Christ's birth on a day that originated as a pagan holiday? I'm a Christian, by the way, so this statement isn't coming from an atheist or non-religious point of view.
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@Stiletto (4584)
15 Sep 07
That's a very good answer. Darn I wish I'd thought of it LOL!
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
No matter what day you'll be celebrating Christmas, you must not forget to celebrate the true meaning of it - the birth of Christ and not just about Santa and Rudolph, gifts, and reuniting with family and friends. :)
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
16 Sep 07
And I agree with you. I couldn't care less when we celebrated Christ's birthday, as long as we celebrate it.
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@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I am a Christian but I have lots of friends who aren't but who celebrate the SPIRIT of Christmas as they see it. There is the religious aspect and the Frosty the Snowman/Santa Claus aspect and that is what they focus on. Personally, I think any holiday that brings families together in love and joy is a wonderful one even if people don't necessarily celebrate for the actual intended reason. There is too little love in the world and people are so busy that, when they stop and celebrate together for whatever reason, I think it's wonderful.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
That's a wonderful response! :)
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• Kottayam, India
15 Sep 07
Love all the way in any form is well accepted.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Yup! :)
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• United States
16 Sep 07
You raise a very good question, Ron. I'll be interested to see the answers, which I will look at immediately since I am answering this from my email notification...since I am not an athiest, I cannot answer your question.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Hey you can still answer if you want. Any thoughts? :)
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• United States
17 Sep 07
I guess I'd have to say because of their children. I bet their kids would be really mad at them if they didn't get presents like everyone else's kids.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Heehee LOL. Sometimes it can be true! :)
@Raymo23 (465)
• Uganda
15 Sep 07
Christmas has it's origins in Pagan traditions, so I am not suprised. Plus, it's lost it's meaning as a Christian holiday, it has become too commercialised, and is instead a season- a 'festive season'
@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
True! :)
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
16 Sep 07
"Plus, it's lost it's meaning as a Christian holiday, it has become too commercialised, and is instead a season- a 'festive season'" true..regardless of whether or not one celebrates "Christmas" or Yule or whatever the case may be...that time of yr really has become extremely commercialized and is more a "festive" seasonal type thing...as far as Christmas goes...its become a money maker bottomline...the month of Dec overall is THE moneymaking month for retail etc and they milk it for everything its worth...so its not surprising the Christian version has lost a lot of meaning...I mean you could INTEND to NOT fall prey to all the hoopla but sooner or later ppl cave...
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Good point! :)
• Melbourne, Australia
16 Sep 07
I am not anti-christ but I do not believe in him. I am however FORCED to take christmas day off from work because of it. I am FORCED to not be able to do shopping like I normally would, or do anything I normally would because EVERYTHING revolves around a day I do NOT celebrate. I wish my workplace was open on that day but it is NOT ALLOWED to be as it is against the LAW? I would rather work than have to be forced to lose out on a whole days pay for something I do NOT celebrate. Even muslims must take the day off because of it. Everyone does....but it does not mean they celebrate it.
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• United States
16 Sep 07
You would rather work than have a fun holiday with your friends and family? You must have a pretty boring life... Most people would be devastated if they had to work on Christmas day. There is more to life than work! Christmas is a day to have a good time!
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Workaholic... that shortens your life! :)
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
15 Sep 07
Anti-Christ is a bit strong. How can you be anti-christ if you don't believe he exist in the first place? You cannot be anti something if it does not exist. Anyway... I know some people who don't believe... and they don't believe in Christmas either. But because some members of their family do... they are forced to go with the flow and celebrate Christmas with them... so as to not upset anyone. While there are people on mylot who get offended by people questionning God... those same people have no problems offending the non believers by preaching to them. It is a two way street. If you want the believers to be respected... you need to respect the non believers. Calling them "Anti-Christ" is not the way to go. For the record... half of the non believers don't believe in religion... but still believe in God.
• Australia
15 Sep 07
I just saw another question about Christmas... Santa Claus is associated with snow. Why? The other half of the world, south of the equator, never saw a white Christmas. How do you explain that?
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
I'm not saying that I don't respect the non-believers. Of course, I respect them! It's already stated in this discussion of mine. :)
@nannacroc (4049)
15 Sep 07
Although I don't think of myself as a Christian or a member of any other religion, I do love Christmas and the messae of peace and goodwill to all is a message we should live by all year round. I celebrate Christmas because it's a time I can be with my family without having to rush around getting ready for work etc.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Heehee! :)
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I am Pagan NOT Anti-Christ/Christian or Atheist I celebrate Xmas because I was raised with the holiday..HOWEVER (I dont know if its been mentioned or not since I just woke up and can barely see so reading the whole thread is just too much work LOL) Christmas originally WASNT a Christian holiday...it was ORIGINALLY Pagan...Just like Easter wasnt really a Christian holiday either..its also Pagan...
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Thanks for sharing! :)
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• United States
15 Sep 07
Hello there ron,I myself am not ANTi C...but i know some friends that are..and basically they are just all about the whole hype about it..they are basically celebrating Santa,,and winter and buying into the whole hype..of christams without actually celebrating Christ..its insane i know..but thast the BS i getfrom my 2 friends..i dunno..to each there own i guess...
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Cool. I don't believe in Santa but I think he's cool because he is showing kindness to people. It's a good example especially for the children. :)
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@funnycole (392)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Because they can.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Heehee okay! :)
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
15 Sep 07
It's a social tradition as well as an observance of a holy day. To some people, it's just something that's done on December 25.
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@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
True! :)
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