I just answered another question from a woman who's son's public school teacher put Jesus' Birthday on the calendar under Christmas Day... Most of the moms said things like "good for her" or "It is Jesus' BDay."
Do people really believe that Christmas was the actual birthday or Jesus?? I mean, I understand that many Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus that day, but I though it was common knowledge that it wasn't actually that day.
Second of all, I would be very upset to see my child's public school teacher posting this or teaching this. However, if you read through the answers on that post I think I am one of like 5 that it bothered.
So, how about you? Would this upset you? Why or why not? And if you are Christian do you actually teach your kids that Christmas is Jesus' Birthday??
Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:13 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
The reason it is at Dec. 25 is that he was supposedly born within 9 months of the Crucifiction. The Church calculated nine months from that date and Dec. 25 was the day they stopped at. It isn't because it was an old established pagan holiday. It is because the prophecy lead them to the date. So, yes, we do think it is possibly the birth date.
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:17 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
my children need know NOTHING of religion until they are old enough to make an INFORMED decision, at which point they will be exposed to ALL religion (with christianity very low on the list).
sounds like your will still be informing them of YOUR beliefs, even when they are old enough to make THEIR own decisions!!! Childhood need not be about taking everything so seriously. That's what adulthood is for!
Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:18 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
to all of the "christians" who did not feel the need to answer, but rather to debate MY answer... my children know nothing of my beliefs, and i try desperately not to involve them in any religious discussion. that is why i am so highly offended when people feel it is okay to expose a child that they have not contributed genetic material to, to any form of religion. i live in the bible belt, which means that %95 of all the local residents are religiously affiliated- and usually christian. being the minority, and not on the war path, it is extremely hard to raise a child with an open and accepting outlook- and not have them duped into believing in a very closed minded religious presentation- which i believe is harmful.
NOW back to the question at hand... please read and respond to the quastion header posted at the TOP of the page. (:
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:26 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 10:27 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 10:29 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Next question overall
How do you and your DH split the holidays up among your family?