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.
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.