Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby jamesheal » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:59 am

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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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby catlim » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:17 pm

Everyone can celebrate Christmas...as long as you don't make trouble

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby amor » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:10 am

TalkingPoint wrote:Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?


No.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby irenapol » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:17 am

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.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby lesoli » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:17 pm

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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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby alexandra » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:02 pm

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".

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby kassliw » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:29 pm

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.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby szuder » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:13 pm

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.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby mcIlob » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:19 pm

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.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby rokwysocka » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:28 pm

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.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby Klaudyna » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:23 pm

I think that we don't have to be a Christian to celebrate Christmas because Christmas is a time when we not only go to church to pray but also to spend some time with our family, enjoy every day with them and what is the most important to not quarrel with them. Of course I know that if we profess different religion we won't spend Christmas in the traditional way but in the way which are consistent with our religion.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby RogelikIID » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:02 pm

Hello Everybody {-:
In the past Christmas was only Christian celebration but over time Christmas has started to be very commercial and in our days it doesn't matter if you are Christian or you aren't.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby alicjapie » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:31 pm

In my opinion, Christmas is for people who believe in the birth of Christ. Why celebrate something when we do not believe in something? Christmas became a symbol of a family atmosphere, giving presents, Christmas trees. Personally, for me, Christmas is primarily celebration of my faith, the birth of Christ.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby wojcieszek » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:57 pm

I believe that we need not be Christian to celebrate Christmas. This Holidays are for all people. People belonging to different religion celebrate the holidays differently but no one can forbid anyone to celebrate these days.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby StoKin » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:04 pm

I think that everybody can celebrate Christmas. You shouldn't be Christian to do it. Christmas is a time when we can relax and meet with our familly. We can also buy some presents to each other. In some country people only buy christmas tree and they decorate their houses in addition to that children belive in Santa Claus so it is a wonderfull time for everybody.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby emilkatok » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:08 pm

In my opinion, we should be Christian to celebrate Christmas.
Nowadays a lot of people celebrate Christmas, because : Christmas Tree, Santa Clause, Presents, official supper, time only for family and rest. Advertisments, decorations and all around us are connenced with Christmas.
Christian prepare to this event. They take part in Adwent ( they go every day for 4 weeks to church to the Mass) and they wait for birth of Jezus Christ. It is one of two the most important event in Christian calender.
Every religion has got own events and we should celebrate only own.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby dariakur » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:19 pm

In my point of view we have to be a Christian to celebrate Christmas. This is time to worship Jesus and his birthday, not a common free day. Of course people who have other religious beliefs can spend Christmas Eve with each other but just like an ordinary meeting. Some people celebrate christmas because they want to keep the old traditions alive and added to that they are focused on present and christmas food. I think that nowadays we dont consider Christmas Eve as a religious event, it is more traditional for us.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby Wojteeek » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:44 am

As far as im concerned i think that we don't have to be Christians to celebrate Christmas. Nowadays, it is so popularized and we can say that it is just nice way to spend the December's days, get some gift, sing songs like "I all want for Christmas is you" and eat a lot. But if we really want celebrate Christmas like it should be celebrated we have to be Christian because its not opportunity to get gift but it is Jesus birth, it is very important day for Christians, and if we want to take it seriously we have to understand this religion and belive in its.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby krozmar » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:37 pm

In my opinion you have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas because it is the memory of the birth of Jesus Christ. However, no one can prohibit a person from a different faith celebrate Christmas. For people who are not Christians is a time of giving gifts and meeting with family.

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Re: Do we have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas?

Postby olamro » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:36 pm

In my opinion we don't have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas. I think that, because Christmas is some kind of tradition and people of other religion celebrate this too and they don't look at religion, they want to be with their family and listen christmas songs. It's also about giving presents to each other, making others happy. These days a lot of people live in such hurry, that they don't have much time for their family and friends, very often this Christmas time is the only moment when they have time to meet with people important to them.


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