Merry Christmas to All!

December 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm (Weapons of Mass Enjoyment)

I might be a little late to the “Merry Christmas” band wagon, but I might as well throw my hat into this. I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to every body, whether you’re a first time reader or a regular, I hope you have a great holiday season, may your days be merry and bright. I hope you get everything you want for Christmas and then some, and I hope you take some time to hang out with your family, they’re not as dorky as you think. The main purpose of the holidays are not just awesome gifts, but getting to spend time with one another and enjoy eachother’s company. That, and also really cool gifts, I’ll admit. Right now I’m takin’ a listen to my new Ipod while trying to sync all my music and vids, and look forward to re-watching Get Smart and The Dark Knight, and get some play time with Call of Duty: World at War. DS, I hope you got some good games because I will want to play them.

Long story short, I hope you all have a great Christmas, and a great new year, all “in the spirit of Christmas and Kwan-zo!”

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9 Comments

  1. The James said,

    What bout the birth of Jesus?

  2. earlman27 said,

    I usually don’t mention that as much. It’s not that I’m anti-Christian, it’s just that we don’t know he was born on Christmas. I don’t really feel comfortable designating that day as his birth. I believe we should celebrate his birth every day.

  3. The James said,

    wow…no offense but that sounds really stupid to me.

    Of cource he was not born on december 25th! It is the day the church designated for us to celebrate it. (to cover up a pagan holiday) That is the day that we choose to celebrate, and that should be the focus of the holiday! People get so caught up in the gifts! Who freakin cares about the gifts!? I mean sure, it is nice to get new things. (I am using my new comp to post this) but that should not be the focus.

    You know, I admit, I like the gift giving aspect of the holiday. I like to give gifts, and I like to recive them. But I kinda thing the world would be better if christmas was not a gift giving holiday. I mean really, its not like we need anymore stuff.

  4. earlman27 said,

    I look at Christmas more as a holiday to spend time with others and enjoy other’s company, and sometimes that means giving a gift or two. If C-mas wasn’t a gift giving holiday, what the crud would Santa do? Spread Christian pamphlets on the history of Christmas? You also kinda contradicted yourself. You said that we know he wasn’t born on that day (not necessarily true) but we put his birthday as the emphasis. If it’s not his birthday, that means we shouldn’t focus on it on just that one day. Like I said, I believe we should celebrate his birthday every day. That’s the way my Church teaches it. It’s not wrong to put emphasis on his b-day on Christmas, but I don’t believe it’s right to designate that as his birthday.

  5. The James said,

    Well, I believe that is the stupidest thing you have ever said. I am 99% sure that Jesus was not born on December 25th. But, we have no clue when he was born. So we pick a day to celebrate his birthday. that is what the holiday is about. We don’t designate this as his birthday, we choose this day to celebrate it. I don’t believe it is right to take Christ out of a christian holiday.

    I don’t mind the gift giving, I just don’t like when it becomes the focus of the holiday. And if you say that is has not become the foucus of the holiday, then you are more ignorant that I thought possible. That is all Christmas has become, giving gifts and expecting them.

    And by the way, I did not contradict myself. You just did not understand what I was saying. I am saying that we don’t know the day he was born, so we choose that day to celebrate it. You say we should do so everyday, but I don’t see you celebrating it!

    Heck, do you even celebrate Easter as Jesus’s resurrection?! We don’t know the exact day that happened either!

    How can you even claim to be a christian when you take the Christ out of Christmas? If your church is teaching you to not celebrate Christmas as a christian holiday, then you had better swich churches, cause you goto the wrong one.

  6. earlman27 said,

    I don’t think that it’s right to think “Hmmm….. We don’t know when his birthday is, so let’s just assume it’s this day and pretend it’s then!” Because we don’t know when Jesus was born. He could have been born in the middle of frackin’ summer for all we know! When I say we should celebrate it every day, I don’t mean goin’ down the street yelling “Happy birthday Jesus!”, I mean recognizing Jesus for who he is and what he means.

    Don’t call my Church the wrong one. Don’t accuse my Church of false doctrine. I have went to that church for all my life, and I believe with all my heart we preach the truth. We preach what God says in the Bible. We don’t believe that this certain group only goes to Heaven, or that these people will, we believe that people who do God’s will and live faithfully by the book will go to Heaven. I don’t think God’s gonna look at me on Judgement Day and say “Well… you took the Christ out of Christmas…” b/c I’m not.

    I’m just saying it’s not right to say that that day is his birthday, b/c we don’t know that. It’s okay to celebrate his birthday, as long as we don’t somehow confirm in our minds that that day is his birthday. Our Church doesn’t designate that as his birthday, we mention his birth more, and that’s fine, as long as we don’t designate that as his birthday.

  7. The James said,

    no one is designating this day as his birthday you twit! It is a day set forth in celebration of his birth (in fact, I have always assumed he was born in the summer) But the fact of the matter is that it is a christian holiday and to take jesus out of it is wrong! You may have not meant it as an anti-christian statement, but that is how I take it. I have just lost a lot of respect for you.

  8. The James said,

    *sigh*

    Look man, I am sorry. I should not have been so rude. I still feel that your way is wrong and sac-relegious. But, I should not have been so rude about it. I apologize or insulting you and your church. I was angry, I felt as though you insulted my entire belief system.

    I know you hate the term, but can we just agree to disagree and let it go. I don’t want to keep fighting.

  9. earlman27 said,

    I don’t believe that not celebrating Christ’s birthday should be termed as sac-religious, however you’re right, we shouldn’t make a huge deal over something this miniscule.

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