Why Celebrate Christmas if You dont Believe In Christ?

United States
September 1, 2008 6:48pm CST
This is what I just thought of. Are there any people who celebrate Christmas but dont accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Isn't that wrong. The whole idea of Christmas is of rememberance of Christ and to celebrate His birth. Why celebrate Christmas if you dont believe in Christ?
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Why not? I celebrate St. Patrick's Day and I don't have a drop of Irish blood in me. I celebrate Cinco De Mayo and I'm not even close to being Mexican. You can embrace some of the traditions of a holiday, without embracing all of it.
• United States
5 Sep 08
First of all im saying why celebrate something if you dont believe in the basis of the holiday. My question was NOT why celebrate an holiday if you are not that ethnicity. You are talking about celebrating a holiday that has something to do with an ethnic background and not being that ethnicity. So lets not compare an apple to an orange. Im talking about belief and not ethnicity. Thats totally different.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
5 Sep 08
"First of all im saying why celebrate something if you dont believe in the basis of the holiday. My question was NOT why celebrate an holiday if you are not that ethnicity. " I know that's what you were talking about. In much the same way as you don't have to be Mexican to celebrate Cinco De May, or Irish and religious to celebrate St. Patty's day, you don't have to be a follower of Christ to celebrate Christmas. You can embrace the secular aspects of the holiday. My analogy is quite accurate because we're both talking about the "reason for the season". You don't have to fit the qualifications to celebrate the holiday.
• United States
8 Sep 08
You still not have gotten the point of this discussion. Im saying why celebrate Christmas if you dont believe in Christ. I did not say "why celebrate christmas if you are not a jew". you are still comparing apples with oranges.
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
2 Sep 08
I hate that time of the year, it is too commercial. The merchants prey on the the name of one man to relieve the public of their hard earned cash.
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
^_^ what else do you hate?? may i know your beliefs or faith??
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
3 Sep 08
Liars
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
^_^ but before that may i know your faith?
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
^_^ its ok to celebrate.. Christ birth.. but it did not prioritize in the Bible.. instead.. the four Gospel talks about the Crucifixion of Christ.. because of our sin.. and regarding Christmas.. does it said in the Bible it is Dec. 25?? is there a specific date stated in their?? none at all.. see the origin of Christmas tree and who is born in Dec. 25 BC...
• United States
3 Sep 08
umm yeah i think the whole world knows Jesus was not born on Dec 25. I said we Christians celebrate it on the 25th. thats like having a birthday in the middle of the week but celebrating it on the weekend. im not dumb. i know it doesnt say when.
• United States
5 Sep 08
Yess I see your point. You should celebrate His birth everyday. But anyway I am not celebrating a pagan god. In no way have I directed my focus on that day to the sun god or whatever they are celebrating. It may have started out that way but its not that way anymore. And was the pagan holiday called Christmas?
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Heres a better question...Why do Christians celebrate Christmas when #1 its NOT when Christ was born and more so #2 its a PAGAN holiday?
• United States
3 Sep 08
First of all duh its not when Christ was born. Have you ever celebrated your birthday on another day that wasnt your birthday. Im sure many people have. Okay Christmas is when we celebrate the Christ of birth. Gosh, of course we don't know when Christ was born. Maybe it did start out as a pagan holiday but did the pagans call it Christmas?
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
^_^ first see who is the real Christian.. first.. see my comment on dark jedi..
• United States
2 Sep 08
hi lanlan...people like the thot of presents obviously. but when they don't know Jesus there will be an empitness at some point. especially later in life when the spark of childhood is gone. the important thing is that the message is there for people that are interested. i can see your point though. technically they don't have a right. but like many things that are God related, they try to turn it into something on their level.
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
2 Sep 08
Everything at Christmas time is a fake, look at Santa Claus.
• United States
2 Sep 08
everything is not fake. their are people who truly thank God for giving us His Son. and many enjoy the beauty of the season.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I've wondered the same thing, lanlan011. My cousin is an atheist, and he loves singing Christmas Carols and celebrating. He's a psychologist and hates the idea of Santa Claus (and lying to children), so it isn't necessarily the secular part of the holiday that he enjoys. But he cannot explain his fascination and love of celebrating the day set aside to celebrate the birth of Christ.
• United States
5 Sep 08
Wow. that is something to think about. He's actually interested in the birth of Christ and he's an atheist. its weird how some things work.
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
Christmas is a form of paganism according to history, Jesus doesn't born on December 25 because his place would cover with ice. The Bible said that Jesus was born when there are sheeps eating grass on the field, on somewhat occassions historians doesn't know what date Jesus was born. If the persons doesn't believe in Jesus Christ and celebrate Christmas something is wrong with them.
@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Ahem...what you call "Christmas" used to be called "Saturnalia"...check out this mini-site on the History Channel's website to learn more about the true origins of today's "Christmas": http://www.history.com/minisites/christmas/viewPage?pageId=1252
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
2 Sep 08
Hi lanlan, I really don't think that it matters, even most Christians don't pay much attention to the teachings of Jesus Christ anymore. I know some non Christians who celebrate the holiday better than those who claim to follow him. Having studied the teachings of Christ, I'm sure that he would not object to others celebrating Christmas. Blessings.