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User avatar #10 - forbesydemon (03/18/2013) [-]
This is like saying non christians shouldn't celebrate christmas. They do it because it makes them happy and gives them an excuse to get together with normally busy friends and share some beers. Stop getting so flustered.
User avatar #84 to #10 - logicstrike (03/18/2013) [-]
not saying don't celebrate it just... well can't americans do anything in half measures?
User avatar #13 to #10 - killthebilly (03/18/2013) [-]
Christmas is a ************* pagan holiday! Not some stupid Christian tradition.
User avatar #76 to #13 - herpesboy (03/18/2013) [-]
dude, dick
User avatar #53 to #13 - anonymoose ONLINE (03/18/2013) [-]
It has origins in paganism, but Christmas as an event is Christian.
User avatar #49 to #13 - iggyblanco (03/18/2013) [-]
No its a Christian holiday. It's the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The date chosen was the same as a pagan holiday but that doesn't mean Christmas is pagan,
User avatar #66 to #49 - daentraya (03/18/2013) [-]
In Denmark, its called 'jul' after 'yule' which makes the line between pagan and christ very thin and odd. It's odd how people dont even seem to know about solstice anymore
User avatar #68 to #66 - iggyblanco (03/18/2013) [-]
I wouldn't mind celebrating it pagan style.
User avatar #70 to #68 - daentraya (03/18/2013) [-]
We celebrate it on the 21'st with some good food and a few presents. Since our presents has become more arbitrary, they are of lesser importance for the evening. And then i usually go visit some family for Christmas.
There is no set pagan style as far i know. Pagan is usually about doing whatever you feel like for the event, since it's a broad term
#45 to #13 - lordraine ONLINE (03/18/2013) [-]
Found the Pagan.
#26 to #13 - anon (03/18/2013) [-]
You are an idiot, Christmas IS a Christian holiday.
From Wiki
Many popular customs associated with Christmas developed independently of the commemoration of Jesus' birth, with certain elements having origins in pre-Christian festivals that were celebrated around the winter solstice by pagan populations who were later converted to Christianity.

Basically what happened was the church wanted to spread Christianity but It's hard to take away old religions holidays So the started celebrating Christmas and other holidays During old pagan holidays.

L2History or at least take 3 min to look **** up on the web.
User avatar #271 to #26 - killthebilly (03/19/2013) [-]
yeaaaaa, because Wikipedia is the most trusted website on the internet, when ANYONE can go and change what is written.

Unless you can come up with something better than that, like some professor or University, i'm not gonna change any statement.
User avatar #19 to #13 - toughactintinactin (03/18/2013) [-]
Exactly I want to celebrate the solstice. Just because this Jesus fellow was born around the same time doesn't mean I'm trying to celebrate that.
#20 to #19 - anon (03/18/2013) [-]
wasnt jesus actually born in like the summer or something? and then they changed it to fit in with the holiday?
User avatar #21 to #20 - toughactintinactin (03/18/2013) [-]
Yep, there were several saviours in the pagan traditions that were born around that time. They changed his birth date to make the conversion smoother.
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