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Offline BashfulAnthony

Re: What do you think of Christmas ?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2015, 03:58:32 PM »

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It doesn't if you don't let it.   Why does it bother you that others do not celebrate as you think they should?  Your relationship to God and to Jesus is not reliant on how Christmas is viewed by the general populace.
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Offline John

Re: What do you think of Christmas ?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2015, 08:59:58 PM »
So what that the world thinks Christmas is a commercial for coke, or that a mountain of food and drink is consumed. The puritans after the civil war tried to ban Christmas because of the drunkaness and imorality that resulted from feasting.

Yes Jesus was not born at this time of year and was not involved in any inn, with or without rooms.

Paul wrote about special days and about qurraling about whether they made you better Christians or not.

We can celibrate the birth of our Lord, friends and neighbours are willing to come to carol services, we can go door to door singing Christian songs and inviting people to attend church.

If the waste offends you barnabus trust and tear fund both offer a gift card where you tell aunt Maud, or uncle Sid, or cousin Bob etc that the ?20 you would have spent on them has gone to support this charity.

Celebrate Christmas while we can, those who hate Christianity will move to remove all that is Christian from it.

Offline Tes Johnson

Re: What do you think of Christmas ?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2016, 03:34:15 AM »
Ahh well I'm tracking santa on http://www.noradsanta.org/ via satnav and hope he is able to deliver all the goods in time !
@GodWithuS

he has'nt set off yet and I imagine his elves are still working hard - but I hope to see him skyborn shortly


http://www.noradsanta.org/

Offline Tes Johnson

Re: What do you think of Christmas ?
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2016, 12:09:04 AM »
Santa claus has got to the  Faroe Islands  :great:

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Re: What do you think of Christmas ?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2017, 12:30:38 AM »
As it has been said by others, how you celebrate Christmas or Easter is up to you, Christians do it to celebrate Jesus birth and death. We give presents at Christmas to celebrate the greatest gift of all, the Son of God born to save us, we give eggs at Easter to celebrate the birth of the new covenant between God and man.

Offline David St Ives

Re: What do you think of Christmas ?
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 12:21:34 AM »
I remember an afternoon prayer service I once attended in a gothic, city church around Christmas time. A listed example of architectural beauty enveloped by a towering metropolis of commercial expansion.
The shops were bustling, the markets permeated the air with mulled wine, the church was empty save the candles and vicar. It was a perfect environment for prayer.

As the thick wooden door creaked, another person entered the church and quietly positioned themselves discreetly on the rear pews. After 40 mins, I was very much in the spirit. I could have been anywhere.
Your surroundings become irrelevant, you are with God and focussed. It was special, a moment to savour and be thankful for. Slightly out of body with a crystal clear mind afterwards.

And then, naturally, you leave. It felt like walking into a time portal, wormhole, whatever prof Hawkins denotes it as. Walking back through the door was surreal, the outside world seemed so far from where I had just been. It's times like that when you realise just how far people are from God. It saddens me to think that people miss the elephant in the room. The Jews hearts were so hard that they failed to recognise Jesus,
it's no surprise that hasn't changed. Christmas saddens me for that reason, the hardness of people's hearts and the power of evil. However, I still rejoice in the real meaning.

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