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is christmas just for christians?

ok i was at working talking about what i seen on the news the other day- about how they r taking christmas out of schools. a guys i work with said it was because christmas is only a christain holiday. and i said it wasnt all kinds of religaions celebrate christmas( for santa clause) not for the birth of jesus and i was trying to tell the guy that and he just kept saying how i was stupid. so was i right or was he right?


Asked by shannonsmom555 at 2:22 PM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (15)
  • You are right and he is stupid!


    Answer by beeky at 3:30 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I am Pagan. we celebrate Yule but we also celebrate a secular Christmas.
    However, I DO think it is right to take songs like Silent Night and such out of the school choir UNLESS they have separate religious choirs for the school.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 2:25 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I guess you are right; but those other people are stupid too. Are they going to start selling all Christmas stuff in Christian stores too?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:26 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • IMO, you were right. Yes there is a lot of christian undertone to this holiday, but it is a celebration of togetherness and giving (not just material things) in my opinion! Not just the birth of jesus (supposedly born in spring btw)! I was raised a christian, but am no longer one. I still celebrate christmas because it has always been a family oriented holiday for me

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 2:26 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Christ wasn't even born on Christmas day so how it ended up a religious holiday I don't even know. It was always a holiday before the birth of christ, just a little different. I think Pagans actually had Christmas, called Yule. And there are so many other religions to that celebrate Christmas in different ways.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • In a sense, you were both right. CHRISTmas is a CHRISTian holiday, but not only Christians celebrate it. I don't think it should be taken out of schools. Our country is Chrisian-founded, and acting as though it's freakin' taboo in school isn't really allowing freedom of religion. No one is forcing anyone to celebrate it.

    Answer by StefanieN84 at 2:27 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • We are not Christian. We don't celebrate Christmas / the birth of Jesus.

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:28 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • CHRISTmas! It's right there in the name. It is a Christian holiday, but that doesn't mean it's only for Christians. It can be celebrated or not anyway you see fit.

    The solstices are supposed to be Pagan holidays. I didn't celebrate "their" holiday, but I did have a big BBQ on Summer solstice because it is the longest day of the year.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • In Truth, everything considered, and especially what the Bible really teaches; Christmas is just for pagans, those unacceptable to God.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Dec. 7, 2009