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I was wondering why people celebrate Christmas if they are not Christian? I mean Christmas is the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, but if you don't believe in it why celebrate it? Why not celebrate other religious events such as Hanukkah, Eid, The birthday of Guru Nanak etc.. why only celebrate Christmas?
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Because an obese man in a red suit stuffing himself through your chimney, eating your cookies and leaving presents is a Christian exclusive holiday... Must be a Genesis thing.
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I'm not Christian but I celebrate Christmas. I don't attend a church service but I have a Christmas tree, Christmas dinner, do presents etc. It's a part of British culture and I'm British. It's nice to take part in a holiday where everyone is so jolly etc and embrace another religion's holiday.
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Why do Christians celebrate Christmas? It's just adapted from tha pagan Saturnalia. They could have at least chosen a different time of year.

To answer your question, Muslims recognise Jesus as a prophet so his birth is significant. As for the rest of us, who doesn't want an excuse to be around family, exchange gifts and eat until you feel sick?
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I'm Sikh and we celebrate Christmas. We use it more as an excuse to meet up with family, decorate the house for the only time in the year and eat **** tonnes of food though, rather than for celebrating the birth of Jesus
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(Original post by ssdizzy12)
I was wondering why people celebrate Christmas if they are not Christian? I mean Christmas is the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, but if you don't believe in it why celebrate it? Why not celebrate other religious events such as Hanukkah, Eid, The birthday of Guru Nanak etc.. why only celebrate Christmas?
It's a part of the countries culture. Same reason why people celebrate Halloween despite not being Pagan
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(Original post by BobbyFlay)
Because an obese man in a red suit stuffing himself through your chimney, eating your cookies and leaving presents is a Christian exclusive holiday... Must be a Genesis thing.
lol brilliant
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I believe in santa and his small friends of the orient
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It's been proven jesus wasn't born on Christmas day....
Christians as of yet haven't figured that out.

I'm celebrating Newton-mas Now that's a worthy cause!
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(Original post by Inazuma)
It's been proven jesus wasn't born on Christmas day....
Christians as of yet haven't figured that out.

I'm celebrating Newton-mas Now that's a worthy cause!
Why tf are you doing a bridge against your headboard
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Because it's fun.
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I presume because it is a cultural holiday, just as much as a religious one. How many families actually bother going to church at Christmas, or even saying a prayer before eating? Not many.
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I don't, but if I did, I don't see why I'd need a better reason than, 'presents, bruh.'
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I'm an Atheist but I still celebrate Christmas. For me, it's more of a cultural thing than a religious holiday. I enjoy the festivities, giving and receiving gifts, eating lots of food, and being with my family. That's what Christmas means to me, never mind the birth of a bloke with a fluffy beard.
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(Original post by Inazuma)
It's been proven jesus wasn't born on Christmas day....
Christians as of yet haven't figured that out.

I'm celebrating Newton-mas Now that's a worthy cause!
may an especially large and hard apple fall on your head :yep:
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(Original post by jambojim97)
I'm an Atheist but I still celebrate Christmas. For me, it's more of a cultural thing than a religious holiday. I enjoy the festivities, giving and receiving gifts, eating lots of food, and being with my family. That's what Christmas means to me, never mind the birth of a bloke with a fluffy beard.
a pretty feeble atheist... i expect you still use coins saying "By the Grace of God" on them.

#youaintnoatheistbruv
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a pretty feeble atheist... i expect you still use coins saying "By the Grace of God" on them.

#youaintnoatheistbruv
Nah m8 I use bitcoin with barter.
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I think a lot of people, both Christians and non-Christians, know that Jesus wasn't born in December (he was actually born in April). It just got confused with the sun god's birthday as people refer to Jesus as the son OF God.
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Because it's a culturally accepted excuse to go home and spend time with family, eat good food and de-stress from everyday life. There are many weird holidays with various origins that we don't necessarily agree with amymore (where I am from, Yule started as a pagan festival where the vikings would make offerings and feast in honour of the Old Norse Gods, then Christianity came and made "us" celebrate Jesus instead of Odin.. Now it has become more than a Christian holiday), but does it really matter why we do it, as long as it's about love and family, because I really don't see how we could get too much of that.
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(Original post by ssdizzy12)
I was wondering why people celebrate Christmas if they are not Christian? I mean Christmas is the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, but if you don't believe in it why celebrate it? Why not celebrate other religious events such as Hanukkah, Eid, The birthday of Guru Nanak etc.. why only celebrate Christmas?
nope, sorry you lose 5 points.

Christmas is the ancient northern European pagan festival celebrating the re-birth of the year. It has nothing whatsoever to do with any of the middle eastern religions.
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