Originally posted by FreakyKBH
Sorry, KellyJay, but that was sarcasm on my part. We are unfortunately void of any type of emoticons which would depict the same, otherwise I would have peppered my post with them.
The point of the post was, no command to celebrate His birthday on an annual basis exists. There was cause for great joy on that blessed day, yet, for s ...[text shortened]... religiousity for the most insignificant of things; dismissing as unimportant the 'all things.'[/b]
Do not say Christians do, it is a people thing. I agree with you that
Jesus did not come here so we could have parties and give gifts,
but if you look at the OT and what God had them doing. There were
a lot of feasts and celebrations to remember events so that the
people would not forget something. From Passover, on...it happens.
I do not believe Jesus was born in Dec, but sometime in the summer,
but I don't know when so I and my family celebrate Jesus' birthday
on Dec 25th. It is as good a day as any other not knowing the real
date, I don't see anything wrong with it. As far as why that day was
picked I'm aware of the history, but it doesn't matter to me. Why
I do it is to honor God sending Jesus to us.