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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.
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
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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Last edited at 1:28PM on 4/22/2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.