“Jesus is the reason for the season” … “The REAL meaning of Christmas” … “Keep Christ in Christmas”… Sound familiar? We hear these phrases every year as many of those who follow the Christian faith try to promote the idea that theirs is the original and only legitimate holiday celebration. But it’s simply not true.
Unless the Christian’s holiday celebration consists solely of setting out a nativity scene & going to church, then the observances are pagan in origin. That said – I think everyone should celebrate whatever traditions they wish… regardless of their faith.
I, for one, do not limit myself solely to the celebrations of my personal path. I incorporate aspects of many different traditions and don’t see this as a conflict. Why? Because I respect and honor those traditions in and of themselves, and do not try to insinuate that they are anything that they are not…
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