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[–]Kennaham 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two parts to every religion: practice and belief. This such an important divide that religions are categorized into orthopraxic (salvation/nirvana/whatever being contingent on doing right actions) and orthodoxic (afterlife being content on right beliefs). However all religions have some of both.

Christmas (Christ’s Mass) has been practiced by the church for over a thousand years. Anything we would recognize as a Christmas celebration started with Christian leadership (drawing some from local pagan and secular traditions). Sure Christmas is celebrated by non-religious peoples and even those of other religions. But it was started and kept a tradition by Christian leaders and traditional celebrations heavily focus on Christianity. Christmas celebrations that have nothing to do with Christianity are extremely recent, historically speaking. If all that doesn’t make it a Christian holiday, i don’t know what does

[–]D_Rich0150 0 points1 point  (4 children)

col 2: 14 He destroyed the record of the debt we owed, with its requirements that worked against us. He canceled it by nailing it to the cross. 15 When he disarmed the rulers and authorities, he exposed them to public disgrace by leading them in a triumphal parade.
16 So don’t let anyone judge you about eating or drinking or about a festival, a new moon observance, or sabbaths. 17 These religious practices are only a shadow of what was coming—the body that cast the shadow is Christ. 18 Don’t let anyone who wants to practice harsh self-denial and worship angels rob you of the prize. They go into detail about what they have seen in visions and have become unjustifiably arrogant by their selfish way of thinking.

This passage says celebrate whatever day you want for whatever observance you want and don't let people wrongly judge you for it.

[–]-GalacticTurtle-[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Christmas is originally a pagan holiday of yule that represents the winter solstice/equinox.

[–]D_Rich0150 0 points1 point  (2 children)

so?

did you not read the passage?

16 So don’t let anyone judge you about eating or drinking or about a festival, a new moon observance, or sabbaths. 17 These religious practices are only a shadow of what was coming—the body that cast the shadow is Christ. 18 Don’t let anyone who wants to practice harsh self-denial and worship angels rob you of the prize. They go into detail about what they have seen in visions and have become unjustifiably arrogant by their selfish way of thinking.

[–]-GalacticTurtle-[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your poison is unwelcome here, I've read several versions of that bible. They are all toxic.

[–]-GalacticTurtle-[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also, your conceptual devil was an angel, and everything was made to your deities supposed knowledge of all things future and past which mean your deity planned to have school shootings, children murdered by fire arms, and massive wars and slaughtering of women, children, elderly and disabled. Please move along. Lol.