A true Christian Christmas?

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    I was wondering if 'true' Christians (those who follow the teaching of Jesus and the bible) would actually celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December (the Winter Equinox) and have pagan/druid (tree worshipping) items in their homes like mistletoe, yule logs, holly, wreaths, and a pine tree?


    I was under the impression those were related to old pagan rituals about the 'life of the forest' celebrated on the Winter equinox, as they mistakenly believed that the trees dies during winter, and the life of the forest went into the only trees that stayed green (like pine trees). I learned that when Christianity was expanding, it allowed many smaller cultures to keep their beliefs as long as the joined the team...


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    you are speaking of the winter solstice which occurs around dec 21 in the northern hemisphere. the solstice is a major milestone in the year for pagans. the traditions of pagans were adopted by christians in an attempt to convert pagans. most of the chirstimas traditions are rooted in pagans beliefs and traditions. you are a bit mislead about what we believe...the greeneries are brought in....to show the promise of spring after a long winter...
     
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    none of us that are christian celebrate christmas for religious pagan reasons....most don't even know some of what they do, even have pagan roots.....

    sooooooo, no biggie.

    care
     
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    I love the smell of pine in my house during December, and the white lights, and candles.....
     
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    i agree with care. doesnt matter why or what...you have ever right to do as you wish.

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    dont do candles...real ones...geezes...burning down the house
     
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    I guess I was wondering if any Christian would actually engage in behavior that seems blasphemous. (of course I am assuming that performing or engaging in religious rites generated by and for a different deity/religion are 'blasphemous').
     
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    Well, I am all for happines and religious tolerance... I just thought strict adherents to Christianity would be less inclined to festoon their homes with pagan decor, and that if they did so it would be against the supposed wished of the one they worship.

    Kind of like doing other things that the Bible might forbid...?
     
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    I would just like to take this opportunity to say that Pagans will be going to Hell.
     

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