I'll try my best to have a new topic each week, keep things fresh. However, I could quickly break that promise when the school year starts up again.
Is Christmas a holy day or a holiday? Yes, they mean the same thing initially, but the socially recognized meaning is different. For years, invading/growing societies have assimilated other cultures into their own. While Christmas may have once been a religious celebration, reflecting on the birth of Christ, it's changed into a corporate celebration of gift giving and of good will. What does Santa or trees have to do with Jesus?
Many people claim that it's still CHRISTmas, and that it should be a holy day. However, the predominate non-religious society seems to be taking it away and creating a new holiday (similar to how the Christians took this holiday from the pagans).
This isn't a question of freedoms, such as observing the holiday as holy or refusing to celebrate. The question regards the validity of a religious claim to the holiday. It this really about Christ, or just the holiday spirit and presents (on a whole)?
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