posted on Jul, 30 2008 @ 11:38 AM
Believe it or not it is possible to celebrate birthdays & Christmas without giving gifts. My dad attended the Church of Christ and he never, ever,
bought birthday or christmas presents.
He always wished us happy birthday, but no party or presents. For Christmas, as a family we read the account about Jesus Birth, but never had a tree
or presents. He always said it was Pagan. He would always point out that the Wise men did not visit Jesus when he was born, but only did so later
after mary & Joseph had took up living in a house.
And he always took great pains to point out that the nowhere in the Bible does it say that there were 3 wise men. That is only assumed due to the
three gifts that were given.
My mom said the real reason was that he was a cheapskate.
But he always had a logical explanaton for his refusal to follow tradition just for the sake of being considered "Normal".
Obama does not fit the "Normal" mode of a politician. I think that is why so many are drawn to him in the first place.
[edit on 30-7-2008 by Sparky63]