Why do Christians decorate their houses for Christmas?
The other day, I was driving through the boonies on a very lonely road, when I spotted a house WAYY off the beaten path beautifully decorated for Christmas.
At most, maybe two or three people will see it. Why do they do that?
Santa Claus is NOT a religious symbol. He doesn't care if you are Christian, Jewish or Muslim. I decorate MY house so I'm sure that he will not MISS it! ;-)
The White House will surely be decorated and I hope Trump will get some freshly mined coal from WVA, a "silencer" from the NRA (A bag of money big enough to stuff in his mouth), and a perverted woman to practice his grab on ... mustn't let it get rusty! :-(
I do not use any pagan symbolism in my house or on my property....no Santa, no Christmas tree, no wreathes, no mistletoe......Christians are not supposed to be toying with pagan religions.
I have nothing against an annual gift exchange and family gathering. The tradition can be practiced without pagan ritual.
The Jews were commanded to be Holy and to not put other God's before The God Of The Bible.
The idea that people are not to follow, learn, teach or practice the pagan traditions that are involved in Christmas comes from The Bible.
The fir and palm tree used to be erected in honor and worship to the stars and the sun - nailed down to a platform and they would wrap or cover parts of the tree in silver and gold and a star or a sun ornament was placed on the top of the tree - to set a devotional honor to the gods of the heavens.
Stars and the sun. The Bible commands to not learn or teach or follow this pagan tradition here in Jer 10: 1 -5
Jer 10:1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: :2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
Jer :3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
Jer :4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. :5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
The phrase in the verse ( 2 ) " Learn not the way of the heathen.
This word ( * " LEARN " ) is the Hebrew word H3925 - לָמַד - lâmad - law-mad'
Meaning to goad, push or drive (by implication) to teach and instruct
it is used as the word " Learn " about - 17 times.
" Instruct " about - 4 times.
" Teach " about - 60 times.
I choose not to be involved in this ancient pagan religion that was pushed, goaded, learned and taught by The Roman Catholic Church throughout history.
For around 4,000 years, people have celebrated the Sun’s ( re-birth ) at the winter solstice on December 25 th. The winter solstice is the shortest day-light day of the year and the worship of pagan deities in that it centered around the physical sun is at its lowest decline in the earth's orbit and the return of light is the longest - with the longest nights and shortest days
In the Roman Empire as the winter solstice (in 46 AD) and the celebration of the 'birthday' or "Nativity of the Sun" was celebrated on December the 25th
The tradition of Mithra as the sun-god had come to Rome from Persia and in 274 AD the 25th December was established as the festival of the Invincible Sun by the Emperor Aurelian. This was carried forward by the Emperor Constantine who embraced "Christianity" He brought forward the old festivities of Mithraism injecting into them "Christian" concepts and names.
The Catholic Madonna and child were worshiped and bowed down to as " Mary " called - The Queen of Heaven with Her son - which is the religion of old festivities of Mithraism- a Queen of Heaven and Her son.
December 25th (the birthday of Mithra) was celebrated as the birth of the Sun, given birth by the "Queen of Heaven" - "Mother of god."
They called the holiday celebration " The Mass of Christ, or Christ Mass " declaring that Christmas was the birthday ( DAY ) of Jesus day of birth.
They conducted this pagan ritual on the same exact day as this pagan religious ceremony with the same exact pagan ceremonies and ornaments.
Eating to excess amounts of food - in festive meals, drinking, sexual indulgence in fertility rites and general debauchery were the norm of this celebration - with a fir or palm tree cut down - set up fastened in a home or temple or building with gold and silver and ornaments placed on it representing the sun.
To me - This is the worst insult that can be given to Yahoshua / God. To take a pagan holiday with the same exact pagan traditions on the same exact day and say happy birthday Yahoshua - happy birthday God - as we carry on a pagan ritual that was condemned and forbidden around (627 / 626 BC) about 2,600 years ago in celebration to a pagan god ....
This pagan ritual has been considered wrong by God for al long time. Roman Catholics are always happy to introduce all of the pagan rituals, ceremonies, and pagan dates into their celebration of a God that they pretend is found in the pages of the Bible.
Perhaps this is why the Pope is happy to kiss the Quran and demand that Mohammad's prophecy and revelation was a fact - that He ( Mohammad ) was of the seed of Abraham. it is all Revelation, Prophecy and Spiritual Claims made by another Father and Prophet Of The Roman Catholic Faith around 1400 years ago.
I was not raised in a home or family that celebrated Christmas, we were just not financially able to do it - even though our friends and relatives would goad and try to teach us to do so. The money simply was never enough to make it happen.
Some people have a whole childhood based on Christmas existing in their lives once a year every single year - and they have so many, many wonderful and pleasant memories concerning Christmass. I do not want to cast anyone or their love and emotions in a bad light. I would speak of Christmas as if it was nothing but a useless waste of time and money. I realize that Christmas is important to many families - however, my focus in my previous post was on the history of the origins of the holiday. I do not try to teach or goad people into changing their celebration - but when I personally take a look at the facts of reality - and where Christmas came from - even though I can afford to celebrate and participate today - the desire and honor upon this day with pagan traditions to Yahoshua's birth simply is not there. I personally see it as a subtle mockery to God in light of the origins of the date, ceremonies and the ceremony and social function.
For you to even ask such a question shows your total lack of understanding of true Christians.
It's quite amazing listening to the anti Christian bigots showing us their total ignorance towards something they constantly ridicule.
Why do you constantly ridicule something you don't even understand?
Is that what Liberals call tolerance and openminded inclusivity for diversity?
Hello again, F:
It's true.. I DON'T understand Christian stuff.. I'm NOT a Christian.. That you think I SHOULD understand Christianity, is STUPID, STUPID, STUPID..
Furthermore, I didn't ridicule. I ASKED. I wasn't impolite. I ASKED.. You, are FUCKED up.. It gives me great pleasure to INSULT you..