Most 'Holiday' movies now never show the TRUE meaning of Christmas. They're about children believing Santa is real, or some other material idea. Yes, generosity at Christmas is important, but that's STILL not what Christmas MEANS!
This all goes to show how much POWER there is in Christ's name. How many people do you know that say 'Oh, Buddha!' instead of using God's name?
This Christmas, admist the 'shopping madness', remember to find a quiet time to reflect on what God did for you, and THANK him.
January 6, 2005 07:02 PM PST
I do not need "prayer". You seem to be imlying that the recital of empty words holds some beneficial power.
January 5, 2005 08:04 PM PST
Sorry Halc, we're going to pray for you anyways :P. Everyone needs all the prayer they can get, and you're no exception!
January 3, 2005 07:50 PM PST
Without wanting me to be rude, but please don't pray for me, I wouldn;t wish you to waste your breath on somethign so inherently pointless.
December 29, 2004 02:00 PM PST
Too bad you stopped talking! I guess it was kind of going nowhere though. I'll pray for you both. God bless!
December 26, 2004 10:50 PM PST
"I would love to continue this argument further, but it would avail nothing, you are firmly entrenched in your beleifs and there is no way I'd come round to believe what you do."
I'm sorry you feel that way Halcyon. If you ever do feel like discussing something with me, you can talk to me here or you can email me at email@example.com
December 26, 2004 06:41 PM PST
I would love to continue this argument further, but it would avail nothing, you are firmly entrenched in your beleifs and there is no way I'd come round to believe what you do. as such I can no longer be bothered to continue with it. do not think that this is in anyway capitulation or that you have one any kind of moral victory, I'm just too lazy to continue arguing with soemone blindly entrenched in their faith.
December 26, 2004 06:34 PM PST
"he woudl consider a holiday devoted to peace and love and giving for everyone regardless of religion, far greater than soemthign devoted to the birth of one person, particularly himself."
My point isn't about what God wants about Christmas, it's about what men want. And right now men want everyone to forget what Christmas really is.
"religion is a method of giving power over many to a few, much like government."
Unfortunately, I can't wholly disagree with you here. Yes, there are some religions that have been corrupted by power, but many churches don't give all the power to one person for this reason. We need to realize the church is headed by God, not by men.
December 23, 2004 07:43 PM PST
I disbeleive in the whole concept of christianity, much of it seems little mor ethan hypocrisy and as far as I can tell organised religion is a method of giving power over many to a few, much like government.
December 23, 2004 07:41 PM PST
I'll suspend my disbeleif for a moment here. Were christ a real person, I'm sur ethat considering his teachings, which I am aware of, he woudl consider a holiday devoted to peace and love and giving for everyone regardless of religion, far greater than soemthign devoted to the birth of one person, particularly himself.
December 21, 2004 09:11 PM PST
"I doubt christianity on the basis that it preaches that there is a benevolent god who watches over us"
How does this disprove Christianity? If you'd specify what you mean by this, I could give you a more specific response.
"I'm saying that it is now more than simply about the birth as christ. to try and push across the idea of it being solely about the birth of christ would be to diminish what it has ocme to be."
I'd really say that what it has come to be diminishes from what it REALLY is, a celebration of Christ's birth.
I'd love to continue this discussion with you Halcyon!
December 21, 2004 05:24 PM PST
I doubt christianity on the basis that it preaches that there is a benevolent god who watches over us. well that'll do for starters. I wasn't saying that christmas wasn;t christmas, I'm saying that it is now more than simply about the birth as christ. to try and push across the idea of it being solely about the birth of christ would be to diminish what it has ocme to be.
December 20, 2004 10:33 PM PST
I'd have to agree with Name.
Halcyon, this is a Christian blog. If you have any reason to doubt Christianity, I'd love to hear it!
December 20, 2004 08:36 PM PST
Well, Christmas is Christmas, and the fact is that it's about Christ's birth. No matter what people do to change the name, it's still about Christ's birth. Not everyone is Christian, I know, but this holiday has been around for 2000 years and there's no changing it now. I know that you have your beliefs and a lot of people like you are making a point of being respected and recognized for your opinions. But, Christians receive just as much respect and recognition because of our beliefs, too. So, Christmas is Christmas, no matter how you look at it or want to think of it.
December 20, 2004 08:00 PM PST
You appear to be operating under the mistaken beleif that the majority of people either do or shoudl worship the christian God. I'm not saying that your worship is wrong, simply that it is a veiwpoint eand everyone is entitled to their own. Therefore if people wish to celebrate a holiday concernign peace goodwill togetherness, etc they are perfectly entitled to simply call it a holiday, leaving out all of the christian implications. Not everyone is a christian, many simply find it convenient to celebrate similar holidays to those who are because the governments in many western countries are primarily christian. I hope this doesn;t sound too much like a reprimand, but I think it is you who is missing the point. Christmasis now about people being happy and nice to each other, rather than the supposed birth of a deities child into the world Yes I said supposed I am indeeed one of those who doesn't worship, yet I celebrate christmas for what it means to the majority. Take that as oyu will.
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