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I think that your religion has to know something about Jesus because Christmas is the birth of Jesus so you need to hane some information about him
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Everyone can celebrate Christmas...as long as you don't make trouble
No.TalkingPoint wrote:Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?
Nowadays Christmas has become so commercialised, that, unfortunately, it's rather about giving and receiving presents, cooking and eating the tasty food, not about believing. In such a case, everyone can celebrate it, just to have a good time. However, for someone who is a true believer, there should be (and I trust there is) much more in it, and in this situation this is a holiday for christians, for those for whom the birth of Jesus is really important.
I tkink that everybody can celebrate Christmas. Some people celebrate Christmas to entertine themselves and give or get presents. But for some people who really belive that it's birthday of Jesus it's the most important holiday of the whole year. These people don't think about delicious food or presents which they get, they think about birth of Jesus.
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In my point of view, you must be Christian, If you want to celebrate Christmas. The "key" in this holidays is birth of Jesus. Unless you believe about it, yours Christmas is pointless. Increasingly, for a lot of people more importantly are Santa Claus, gifts, cards, dishes and cakes. I think Christmas without Jesus isn't "real".
I am Catholic, and the significance of Christmas is not gift giving, bright lights, or Santa Claus, it is the Birth of Jesus Christ. I feel the same way Muslims would feel if non-Muslims were celebrating Ramadan, or how Jewish people would feel if non-Jewish people celebrated Hanukkah. Christmas is a Christian holiday, and I believe it should stay that way.
I think that we don't need to be a Christian to celebrate Christmas. These holy first of all rely on a family meeting in a relaxed atmosphere, where you can hear about yours nearests. This is I think only one chance to meet all family in a year.
I think that Christians have some events to celebrate and people who are not Christians have own and different events. In my opinion people can celebrate Christmas and they don't have to be a Christian. If their religion does not ban it, they could get to know Christians traditions and I believe that it's good because then they can better understand Christians and they will have more respect to them.
In my mind Christmas is a time to be with family. In this time people approach to each other. I think somebody who is not Christian and he spend Christmas among his nearest and dearest can do this but then he can't for example go to church or share a wafer. It doesn't change this time is for him special.