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Since Christmas & Easter both have their origins in pagan practice, is it wrong to celebrate these holidays?

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Humans have celebrated them for at least 12,000 years, the recognition of spring and time to begin planting, and the winter solstice which traditionally marked the end of the year. If your religious I'm sure your religion has usurped these celebrations into whatever they find important. I think the only ones that believe they're wrong is the JW's, but the JW's have long been party-poopers so don't let that bother you.

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No, but it is quite ironic. I guess as long as you celebrate giving instead of receiving.

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there are truths about these, Crist was not born on december, how can i prove this? the bible said that an angel appeared to some shepherds "wile shepherding" so no sheep would be out on december on the winter ( it would be too cold XD) so it must be around december

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not to start anything - but if they were in like Jerusalem or Israel or whichever middle eastern area , why the h3ll would it be cold???? lol
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Christmas and Easter are Christian holidays but since no one knew the actual time of year that they happened they celebrate them on what was a pagan holiday in a way to draw the pagans into Christianity. The meaning is still Christian so no, it is not wrong to celebrate them.

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No, unless you have some aversion to paganism.

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Yes. Their origins are corrupt. The pagans Christianized them so that the Christians would celebrate a demonic holiday. It's ok to celebrate Jesus' birth and redirection, but not on a day that the pagans created. They can be celebrated whenever you want, but don't do the traditional rituals. Please acknowledge my answer. I know what I'm talking about.

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What??
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What? What do you not understand?
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That's an odd perspective. Care to explain, and cite some resources? And oh, not be rude?
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Wikipedia is my main source, but there are others. Just search "origins of Christmas or Easter" on Google and you'll find a bunch of stuff. I believe that these shouldn't be celebrated like the world does because of what they originally meant.
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Interesting. Thanks.
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acually it is the other way around in order to not be persecuted Christians adopted and eventualy took over Christmas. Easter is a halmark holiday the christian holiday is acualy Resurrection Sunday which is three days after Passover the Jewish Holiday.
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No prob. Hope I've influenced you in a good way. Trust me: a lot of people don't like it when I tell them I don't celebrate Christmas. But they don't understand why. Seeya.
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Brianthebear91: I don't that much about Easter origins, but I know Christmas. The Romans had a holiday on December 25th that celebrated two of their gods (their names escape me). When the Christians came, they changed the holiday so that they could get the Christians to celebrate a holiday that they would normally avoid. But they embraced it, and continued to celebrate it for hundreds of years. Learned all that from my Latin teacher.
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That is partialy true during that time Christians were being severely purecuted so to Hide themselfs in plain sight they replaced one of the gods for Jesus.
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*pursecuted
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Either way, they celebrated a holiday that God doesn't approve of. If they were Christians, they would've suffered and died for their beliefs. They would've been martyrs as many others before them were.
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Sorry, but it was much the other way around, Christians, christianized the holidays, not pagans. In fact it was Constantine that decided that Christmas should be the 25th of December to coincide with the birth of Mithras. As too the cross as a symbol was a copy of the sword of Mithras.
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It's definitely a good thing to put some thought into. Although a lot of people still celebrate these holidays, Christian and otherwise, despite their pagan origins it's good to remember that it is better to 'obey God as ruler rather than men'. My family and I have decided not to celebrate any of these holidays for that same reason. When you know the truth, the truth can set you free especially as it relates to the commercialism that is associated with these holidays.

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What would He say about these celebrations? People who believe celebrate Christs birth and Rising from the dead.
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As a Christian, it's important to not only read and study the Bible, but also to do our best to stick as close as possible to what it says. As far as a command to do something to commemorate Christ, Jesus himself said ?Keep doing this in remembrance of me.? (Luke 22:19) These words have also been rendered: ?Do this in memory of me? (Today?s English Version) and ?Do this as a memorial of me.? (The Jerusalem Bible). He said this about his death and the evening meal he shared with his disciples.

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What a goofy question. Celebrate whatever day for your own reasons. Pagans didn't copyright any dates.

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Right, I'm sure no one is going to hell for celebrating these holidays haha!
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These days we need some celebrations. Truth be known, they knew how to party, look at Jewish celebrations! Enjoy! I can't even see why Jesus would mind.

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I think its fine, I like that we as Christ lovers celebrate these once pagan festivals for our One True God now.

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They dont. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Some people say He wasnt born in december, others say yes. I only know that we celebrate His birthday in Christmas. The original easter was actually the celebration of when the Israelites came out of Egypt. Very different from the easter bunny. They would only eat roasted lamb on the fire and green vegetables, such as spinach, lettuce, etc. Tho, the ways of celebrating those holidays have changed into pagan ways, like santa clauss and the easter bunny. So, I m gonna go with Paul when he said that whether something is wrong or not, if you feel uncomfortable about it, dont do it. Gby.

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While certainly the holidays have pagan origins that Christians exploited in the early fourth century to get converts, they morphed the holidays into their own traditions; since the 19th century these holidays have morphed again into more secular forms.

Their format now is sort of a bit of everything- there is no good reason anyone can't celebrate these holidays in the manner that makes sense for them and their families, whether pagan or Christian or secular or any other tradition. It's when one group tries to claim the holidays belong exclusively to them that it gets irritating.

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No. We dont celebrate pagan holidays. Christian celebrations arent about a date or what nonblievers may be doing on that same day. Celebrations are about belief and intention. On the day deemed Easter Sunday the pagans may be dancing naked about wooden poles in the moonlight celebrating some nonexistant pagan deity but WE, as Christians, celebrate the greatest act of selfLESS love ever enacted and it has nothing to do with naked pagans dancing for fake gods.
Ditto for Christmas. We celebrate the birthday of Christ and it has no connection to or bearing on pagan celebrations of winter soltice dancing about naked in the snow at midnight or whatever beyond it being held on the same day.
Because we hold celebrations on the same day as pagan celebrations does not in any way mean we celebrate the same things.

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Many things start out one way and change to another. Many hymn tunes were drinking songs as was the National Anthem. Many people celebrate Christmas and Easter with the Lord Jesus in mind. The only time pagan origins are mentioned, is by pagans.

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No because god died for use and he could
have escaped

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