1. warum?
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    13 Sep '08 15:29
    Just curious about their position on this.
  2. Standard memberKellyJay
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    13 Sep '08 15:55
    Originally posted by Crushing Day
    Just curious about their position on this.
    If you want to yes, if you do not no.
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    13 Sep '08 16:00
    Originally posted by Crushing Day
    Just curious about their position on this.
    Why not??
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    13 Sep '08 18:36
    Originally posted by Crushing Day
    Just curious about their position on this.
    I think it should be mandatory to do so. ๐Ÿ˜ 
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    13 Sep '08 19:52
    Originally posted by whodey
    I think it should be mandatory to do so. ๐Ÿ˜ 
    "what a strange person!" ๐Ÿ˜‰
  6. Standard memberyo its me
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    13 Sep '08 20:08
    Originally posted by Crushing Day
    Just curious about their position on this.
    It's an interesting question, Jehovah Whitnesses of cause don't and they don't celebrate anyones birthday. The Romans celebrated on the same day the Feast of Saturn. It's so removed form the message, that it's more about seeing family and for some the only time the family do travel to meet togeather. It's a reason to eat too much for some. Various cultures celebrate it and it's fun, so what reason would you have for stopping someone? I don't think it's a religous celebration- but if it means childern asking about the story and learning something new, that's a good thing isn't it.

    Personally it's all about watching my childern open their stockings, all the little suprises I've collected over the year wrapped in coloured tissue paper for them to open that morning.
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    14 Sep '08 15:16
    Originally posted by Crushing Day
    Just curious about their position on this.
    Converting the Germans was a big step in the advancement of the Church. I'm not sure why it got transformed into a false "Jesus' Birthday" though.
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    14 Sep '08 21:41
    Originally posted by Crushing Day
    Just curious about their position on this.
    Xmas has nothing at all to do with Jesus Christ.

    The traditions associated with Xmas are all of pagan origin.
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    15 Sep '08 02:17
    Originally posted by Crushing Day
    Just curious about their position on this.
    Sure as long as you remember to put shiny lights on the tree and leave an offering for the elves I don't see why not.
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    15 Sep '08 02:20
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Converting the Germans was a big step in the advancement of the Church. I'm not sure why it got transformed into a false "Jesus' Birthday" though.
    Because the conversion process was made a lot easier by letting people continue to practice their long standing folk customs. Even better if you can integrate Christ with the major celebrations of the year.
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    15 Sep '08 07:241 edit
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Xmas has nothing at all to do with Jesus Christ.

    The traditions associated with Xmas are all of pagan origin.
    So the tradition my family has of having a play dramatizing the story of Jesus' birth as told in the New Testament is of pagan origin?
    Interesting!

    Does the same apply to Easter? Are the Easter Bunny, the Easter Egg and the Resurrection all pagan stories too?
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    15 Sep '08 09:12
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    So the tradition my family has of having a play dramatizing the story of Jesus' birth as told in the New Testament is of pagan origin?
    Interesting!

    Does the same apply to Easter? Are the Easter Bunny, the Easter Egg and the Resurrection all pagan stories too?
    I suppose an exception should be made for Bing Crosby, too?

    ๐Ÿ™‚
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    15 Sep '08 09:291 edit
    yes we should, apart from the shops version of great sales time thro the bunny and trees in homes etc, the birth of our saviour is the start of our faith and easter is its final victory.
  14. Standard memberRajk999
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    15 Sep '08 11:54
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    I suppose an exception should be made for Bing Crosby, too?

    ๐Ÿ™‚
    Youve got the 'smiley-face' disease Epi.
    I notice many so-called followers of Christ make some utterly stupid statement and follow it with a smileyface as if that is supposed to make it ok.

    Exactly what is 'pagan' or 'of pagan origin', and how is Christmas of pagan origin?
  15. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    15 Sep '08 12:06
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Xmas has nothing at all to do with Jesus Christ.

    The traditions associated with Xmas are all of pagan origin.
    That doesn't answer the question exactly.

    Is there anything wrong with Christians celebrating Christmas? Having a little fun?
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