posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 08:14 PM
It is just a day. A simple day like every other.
Just another day.
Want to celebrate the birth of Jesus? Hold in within the August / September time frame, if you are so inclined. Want to celebrate good will to your
fellow man only once a year? Go ahead and do that, too.
Christmas wasn't about Christ, as mentioned earlier. It never was. Call it Candle Mass, if you prefer, it doesn't matter...
It's just another day.
Why can't people be nice all year round? Isn't that what Christmas is supposed to be about? Spreading good cheer and joy and compassion?
Someone is offended because Santa can't say 'ho ho ho" anymore (thanks, Australia!)? It bothers others because schools can't perform Christmas
plays (but are allowed to hold Holiday Activites)? It bothers others because the Catholics bastardized a pagan (*shudder*) holiday to use as their
own, and now other people still are getting offended because they don't want to associate Christ with the festival?
Pagans and wiccans and other older beliefs aren't allowed to celebrate their holidays without ridicule from the religious out there, so why should
Christmas should be expressed as an idea instead of a practice. Doe giving your children gifts of the material make you feel like a better Christian
when children down the street are doing without adequate meals? Then fine, go ahead and proclaim your message of Christ in Christmas.
I would think that, as a day of giving and forgiveness, that there would be a bit more charity.
(I know, alot of random ramblings... sorry for now)
AND! Turn the other cheek. Forgive thy neighbor. Treat others as you would want to be treated.
Christmas, after all, is just another day. Love your family and be kind to them every day. Respect your neighbors every day. If someone is offened
by the way you practice something, then just smile at them, and know in your heart, that you are doing what is right for you. Let them rant and
complain and try to get things changed... you just keep on celebrating the day the way it was meant / supposed to be celebrated.
In the vastness of human understanding, with everything that is happening right now, and will happen 1-10-20 years from now... does it really
It's just another day. Do on that day as you would all year round, or better yet, do all year round as you would do on that one day.