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christmas...for non christians

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scpanther is the one pissed about others celebrating it. Don't lump me in with him. I think it's wonderful everyone can celebrate the holidays.

i am not mad like i said in the other post if anything i feel sorry for you but i not mad.

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I don't have to be a Christian to appreciate what Jesus the Philosopher stood for. Peace, love, equality. I think we can all celebrate that this time of year, no?

Good answer - I was starting to think that there was no answer to the thread question that did not involve attempts to insult Christians and/or Christianity

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I do believe the man existed. He is mentioned by an impartial historian as one of many messiah's of the time. None of his miracles or anything are mentioned, just that a Rabi with radical ideas was around. The gospels themselves can't get the story straight, for instance, who saw Jesus after he rose? They don't even agree on that simple story, which leads me to believe there were a lot of stories and speculations at the time. That probably explains the picking and choosing of which stories make up the bible by a bunch of politicians.

Anywho, I believe what I believe, I celebrate Christmas which is a holiday that has absorbed many pagan rituals, (christmas trees for example), because I think its a nice holiday and the overall message of Peace and good will toward men is a good one. :)

I don't bash you for why you want to celebrate it.

again good answer

edt - I am also cognizant as I read on that the OP does not seem to have the same respect for other beliefs that he wants everyone to have for his own.

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so you are not apart of any organized religon.

sounds like to me a bad church turned you off.you need to come to my church it is great.

Not wanting to sound like I'm bashing you, but you said this in Zod's Of Religions thread

i am a christian and never tried to convert somebody thats a j witness type of thing.

http://www.carolinahuddle.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1812650&postcount=16

I wouldn't have remembered the quote except that I responded to it. Wasm't even sure it was you, but looked it up and it was.

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I had no idea non christians were so obsessed with christianity. Seems that a lot of the threads on this board right now are non christians talking about christianity. I guess these types of threads are all we have to look forward to for the next four years since Bush is no longer president.

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I'd rather discuss the foibles of organized religion than the possibility of Constitutional Amendments about gay people.

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I had no idea non christians were so obsessed with christianity. Seems that a lot of the threads on this board right now are non christians talking about christianity. I guess these types of threads are all we have to look forward to for the next four years since Bush is no longer president.

Where are you getting that from this thread? The OP opened up the thread bashing others for celebrating Christmas. Are they not to respond?

I don't think anyone should be bashed for the religion of their choice.

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While I am a Christian, I'm not going to BASH people for celebrating Christmas. It's America, you can celebrate what you want, unless you of course ARE Christian and want a tree up in a library.

For Christians, let's celebrate the birth of Christ and celebrate with our friends and family and be happy for what we have, for non-Christians, let's celebrate your friends and families and what you have.

I've made it a goal to see all my family within driving distance this Christmas season, wife's side included :).

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Where are you getting that from this thread? The OP opened up the thread bashing others for celebrating Christmas. Are they not to respond?

I don't think anyone should be bashed for the religion of their choice.

I was talking about the board in general not this specific thread, this just happened to be the one at the top at the time.

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Wasn't sure if I was going to post a response on this topic, mostly because it kind of steered away from Christmas and more to religion in general. But since I myself find the conversation intriguing I thought I might add in my two cents.

I myself am a former Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, and for a brief stint Atheist. lol. I tried to go to different types of churches because each one seemed to leave me with more questions than answers. I have read a good chunk of the Bible, not all of it, but a good bit. After trying on all those churches on for size I find it VERY hard to believe that you have to be part of a "club" persay in order to get to where you want to be after death. Christians will drag you to their church by your hair if you'd let them. I know, Ive been nagged many times. I really believe that if you are a good person, that does good things why should you "burn in eternal flame" because you decided to watch the game instead of sing a hymn? Doesn't make sense. I do believe there is an unknown force that connects all of us and everything but it has got to be of a nature we can't understand, which was made easier to understand by calling it "God" or "Jesus", because it's easier to grasp when personified. In reality I think it's much deeper than that. Like trying to describe color to a blind person. Not so cut and dry.

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