Why was pagan holiday renamed Xmas
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09-11-2015, 06:20 PM
RE: Why was pagan holiday renamed Xmas
(09-11-2015 05:48 PM)smileXsmileXsmile Wrote:  So would u say Christmas is strictly a religious holiday nowadays since culture changed it? Or is Christmas a "pagan" holiday that many Christians use to celebrate their faith?

I'd say it depends on your own beliefs. If you're Christian then Christmas might be all about the birth of Jesus. However most Christians are the 'lite' version. They pretend to care about the 'reason for the season' but really they just like the traditions started centuries ago to celebrate the winter solstice. If you are non Christian then Christmas is a secular event. Asking if Christians use a pagan holiday to celebrate their faith is a little odd though as any devout Christian will deny the pagan origins altogether. To them they aren't using a pagan holiday. They are celebrating the literal date on which Christ was born and to them Santa and gift giving is of Christian origin.

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