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Does the "Xmas Spirit" neccessitate...

A religion?

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gabrielle_x

Asked by gabrielle_x at 1:14 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Nope.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:18 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Christmas? Yes. The other holiday spirits necessitate their respective religions (or lack thereof)
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 1:20 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • No it does not.
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 1:21 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Thought so, people keep saying that certain symbols are "religious" or that a religion claimed them..but I don't think of a Penguin as belonging to a certain religion. I don't see why it all has to be religious..can't I just celebrate my family and the month of December?!?
    gabrielle_x

    Comment by gabrielle_x (original poster) at 1:21 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • No. I could see a bit of faith but not necessarly a religion.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 1:22 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • To me, "Christmas Spirit" means being joyful and giving - the holiday isn't about religion at all to me. I would imagine that to a Christian, part of the spirit would be religious. It depends on the person that's saying it.
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 1:22 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • So, Gal..I celebrate Xmas, said like CH, and we celebrate by singing carols, hanging stockings, buying/decorating and later killing an Xmas tree, decorating our house, exchanging presents and leaving gifts for santa!

    What exactly is it I celebrate because it has no religious ties at all.
    gabrielle_x

    Comment by gabrielle_x (original poster) at 1:24 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I love penguins! Ever since the Flamingo's penguins left the bird habitat for Texas though, I don't get to see them anymore. Boo.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:24 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Nope, why would it? Christmas has largely become a secular holiday over a religious one.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:25 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I think that anyone can get into the holiday/Christmas festive mood as it's a national holiday with no religious overtones in most advertising and public events. However, I think that for the faithful, it can be a more a special and sacred "spirit" than for those who celebrate in a secular manner.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 1:46 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

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