Christmas is so detached from Christianity that it’s more of a cultural holiday than a religious one.
@K1l, I say it's because I have an Italian family. So there's my excuse.
@K1l, Hey, haven't you read the Bible you heathen? It says right there in Matthew 6:19-20, "Buy as many material possessions as possible. Monetary wealth is all that matters. If you don't overspend at Christmas, you're going to Hell."
@K1l, it's actually very deeply rooted in Christianity, but because it has become a blend of so many different cultures over time, nobody really knows what any of it means or why they do it.
@SimonPetrikov, I like that you chose the most relevant anti-material verse instead of some random one.
@Link Silverblade, Thank you for noticing!
And a blessed Saturnalia to you as well!
@Suicide Squad Sucks, and a joyous Yule to you
Christmas stopped being about Christ a long time ago buddy. Hell, it’s mostly pagan now.
@x2 6x 9 lol, ironic, since the goal was to get rid of the pagan roots to wipe the religion out, lol
@x2 6x 9 lol, it has always been pagan aside from the name.
@x2 6x 9 lol, was pagan in the first place. Christ wasn’t born in December lol
@supahotfiya, beat me to it.
Very true, its also an excuse to get off work for a week
We tell the Christians we celebrate the pagan holidays to annoy them, but we do it because it’s culturally what you do on December 25, and it’s fvcking awesome
I just enjoy Christmas. People are kinder than the rest of the year usually, holiday flavors are delicious and it gives me an extra day off from work so why not celebrate it?
Cause fvck 'em, that's why.
At this point christmas is less religion, more tradition and an excuse to get family together.
Christmas is not a holiday it is literally one of the biggest driving forces in the US economy. Its crazy. UPS triples its usual intake for four straight months! Just cause of christmas. Please participate and hit up local businesses.
Last Christmas I was with my Dad and he had some of his friends over for dinner. One of them is a cop and wanted to tell a story of how he saw this older man get hit and killed by a drunk driver and to value life and those you care about. Then he started going off about how non Christians have no right to celebrate Christmas because they don't believe in God or something like that (stopped listening at this point). It started off as a story with a good moral, then just kinda ticked me off that he was being that way.
I honestly don't enjoy taking presents cause that means I have to give presents cause I am too fvcking poor to give anything and anyone.