The Goodness of Christmas
December 15, 2015 1:09pm CST
For as long as I can remember I recall Christmas bringing a change to many people, those who refused to speak with you started saying "Hello", they opened doors and smiled a silent wish - a wish that all is well. But as soon as the season is over all the goodness is gone and the knives are once again sharpened and brought out. The mid-winter holiday would be necessary even if we didn't have a Christmas to celebrate. Of course there are many that have a religious reason to celebrate Christ's day yet I believe the the need for this day transcends religious belief and is one time when our true humanity demonstrates itself, or at least it should. How do you feel?
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16 Dec 15
Of course as a Catholic Chrestmas is important. I am not sure that the essance of what I am talking about is being charitable, it is a general need for common decency. I am not religious, and for me Christmas is about family, having a day of relaxation and a way to remove all the pressure we have in our lives, take the lid off the pressure cooker so to speak.
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17 Dec 15
Christmas is too commercialized to be religious. Santa Claus has become more prominent than anything having to do with Jesus. In fact, Jesus was NOT born in December and his birth date was never mentioned in the Bible. Early Christians did not celebrate his birth. Today, Jesus is STILL shown as a babe in the manger, when he, in fact, has been resurrected to heaven and is busy setting up his kingdom, which we pray for in the Lord's prayer. When that kingdom takes over the earth, Christmas will disappear forever. It's PAGAN roots will be exposed. I don't participate in Christmas traditions.
22 Dec 15
Even an atheist I feel could get something out of attending a carol singing event. The spirit of the singing can be felt by all I think. Call it the spirit of Christmas, or some type of a religious feeling, we all feel these things in one way or another (I hope we do), after all we are all human.