Who doesn't like presents and candy? That's why we celebrate Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and birthdays. All once considered holidays in the sense of 'holy days.'
12/27/2007 7:33:45 PM
Actually, if you remove Christ from Christmas, you're left with Yule. You still get gifts and trees and dinner and such, you just don't have to deal with nativity scenes and there's a few carols you don't sing. In everyday practice, it's pretty hard to tell a difference between the two.
Remember, the Earth's orbit is the reason for the season.
12/27/2007 7:35:29 PM
You could celebrate it for the presents, or you could celebrate it because you get the day off.
12/27/2007 7:37:18 PM
12/27/2007 7:45:08 PM
Fuck that peace on Earth and good will to men shit! Love Jesus or I'll kill you bitches!
12/27/2007 7:51:23 PM
Jezebel's Evil Sister
That's the great thing about living in a free country. You can celebrate or not celebrate Christmas, or any other holiday, however you wish. Let's keep it that way.
12/27/2007 7:52:43 PM
"Or is it just more fostering of the greedy "I want" mentality and someone elses religion is a convenient thing we can misuse?"
Sort of like the way Christians snagged the pagan winter celebration despite Christ's birthday not being in the winter according to their own book?
"it is not about commercialism"
You don't get to the mall much, do you?
12/27/2007 8:12:35 PM
Following your logic, if you don't believe in Democracy or human rights, stop living by the advantages that the state grants, including the VERY FACT OF CELEBRATING IT.
12/27/2007 8:33:55 PM
If you jerks get time off work each year to celebrate your favourite fairytale, it's only fair that everyone else is allowed that time off too. Otherwise, you're effectively forcing anyone not of your religion to work harder than you are - if nothing else, that would certainly violate separation of church and state and equality laws.
12/27/2007 9:02:00 PM
If you take Christ out of Christmas, then I have even more reason to celebrate it.
12/27/2007 9:29:24 PM
This is totally disconnected from the observer's comment.
"Some people contend that there is a multiplicity of universes."
"Oh, yeah? Well if you don't wish to know about Jesus and christianity ..."
12/27/2007 9:53:02 PM
Keep the Saturn in Saturnalia!
12/27/2007 10:17:07 PM
The holiday has always existed, in more forms than any of us really know. "Christmas" is the prevalent name in current usage, that's all.
12/27/2007 10:21:32 PM
"Or is it just more fostering of the greedy "I want" mentality and someone elses religion is a convenient thing we can misuse? Christmas is a BIRTHDAY celebration for JESUS"
I bet you'd shit a brick if we called it Yule.
12/27/2007 10:24:15 PM
Don't know about anyone else, but I'll celebrate the religious festivals that any religion has swiped from any other. Just as long as I get a week off of work.
12/27/2007 10:34:44 PM
I don't.. I celebrate Yule/Solstice/Saturnalia. (had to change it as I moved to a different hemisphere)
12/27/2007 10:35:15 PM
It was Mithras' birthday first, guys!
12/27/2007 10:35:37 PM
How about Festivus for the rest of us?
12/27/2007 11:21:29 PM
Fingers in ears, la la la la. I don't believe you, because you can't be right and me wrong, because God would not do such a thing.
12/27/2007 11:30:22 PM
Actually it's the celebration of the Winter Solstice, which was appropriated by Xians, but who's counting, eh?
12/28/2007 12:10:01 AM
There's plenty of other reasons to celebrate Christmas or it's many older analogues. Many of us end up celebrating it to some extent merely because those around us do so. It's certainly never been my idea to spend a ton of money on people in exchange for junk that I don't usually want or need.
12/28/2007 1:47:33 AM
I celebrate it just to piss you people off.
12/28/2007 2:49:32 AM
Gee, days of from work, and getting to overeat and candy. Sounds like a damn reason to celebrate whether you like it or not(or believe it's Christ birthday or not).
12/28/2007 5:31:18 PM
Now, now, dahling. Christ was a loving, liberal jew who taught peace and brotherhood. You can't blame him for his followers
12/30/2007 5:34:24 AM
although i do understand their point of veiw (yet still celebrate xmas anyways :) ) its not right to tell a nine year old im sorry you cant join in our party because your parents dont want you to learn about religion, come on thats not hurting the parents its only hurting the poor innocent child
1/16/2008 3:54:33 AM