Well, I would say everyday,Out of curiosity, when do you celebrate Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection?
Well, every day, but I also try to go by the best educated guess that people have come up with for the actual days of these events, and not the holidays typically associated with them. I get where you're coming from though, and you have a point, but I would still rather skip it all.Well, it's a bit more than duct tape. They straight up usurped it. But hey, I got Christmas, so I'm not complaining.
I find that a shame when people refuse to celebrate these holidays. There's a lot of good and enjoyment to be had with them, and it seems like a lot to miss out on for reasons I've often seen characterized as self-righteousness. (I make no specific comments about people here, just so I'm clear)
If I may, my understanding of "not of this world" when I was a Christian was about a godly perspective and not on the world. It's often mischaracterized by people who look at the world as markers to be different by. If you try making yourself "not of the world" by looking at the world, isn't the world just defining you in the end?
Like meat sacrificed to idols, does it not really matter if it had a pagan origin. It is what you celebrate it to be.
Well, that reference was Paul saying he could eat meat sacrificed to idols because it doesn't matter. It's just meat. But, if it were a stumbling block to a brother, he wouldn't.
But, whose going to stumble over a celebration of Christmas or Halloween? How many people are going to confuse your putting up a Christmas tree with worshiping a pagan diety, or trick or treating on Halloween as communing with the dead.
Nobody, that's who. The holidays have completely changed.
They are demonstrably not pagan holidays anymore. We can barely piece together their origins, and the ones we celebrate now are most clearly founded on Catholic holidays.
Celebrate them as you will.
Out of curiosity, when do you celebrate Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection?
I respect that a lot, because it sounds hard to be able to do something like that.
Well, every day, but I also try to go by the best educated guess that people have come up with for the actual days of these events, and not the holidays typically associated with them. I get where you're coming from though, and you have a point, but I would still rather skip it all.
Basically we don't need a pagan holiday to have a special time, or do something special for someone else. And I personally don't believe that you can sanctify something pagan to make it ok.
I would like to learn more about the Jewish calender and the holidays found in the Bible like the feasts and such as well.
I hope I don't appear to be preaching to anyone in particular.. All I mean to say is my own personal beliefs
Halloween is dark and scary and gory. Yes it is. But there kids and there are families, in every neighbourhood in my country and yours, who see, hear, and experience darker, scarier, and gorier things than Halloween all the time. Halloween is not scary to them because they have experienced real horror, and real terror. And believe it or not, Halloween, for some kids, is the LEAST scariest thing they’re going to experience this month or this year. For some kids, it’s the most fun and least threatening thing they will do. And so, if Halloween is the MOST scary night you can think of, or that you’ve experienced. You are blessed, my friends. And the world needs your light. It needs it bad.
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