Does God hate Christmas? If not, Christianity has no unusual hatred towards this holiday.
‘It’s paganistic’ – one person proclaimed.
‘Santa takes away from reason for the season’ – another exclaimed
‘Consumerism is killing the spirit of the holiday’ – a single mother charged
And so on and so on and so on the arguments rage. The arguments change for whoever is concerned with whatever issue in society – Christmas is a convenient holiday to express that ‘rage’ – it’s the holiday we all love (and is the biggest holiday of the year) and when we hear some ‘rage’ – ears prick up.
But why does Christianity see a need to hate this holiday? I know Jesus wasn’t born on Dec 25, that’s crazy talk. I know the pagan backgrounds to Christmas and how Christianity adapted the holiday, I thank God we kept it. I know Santa is quite fictional (as we know of him now) and the presents come from loved ones, but a little fantasy is fun. Why ‘rag’ on this holiday?
Christmas is a great time of the year – people give, people forgive, people get together, people share some fun, people are surprised by the kindness of another, people consider love for humanity, people laugh, people share experiences, and Christmas is one big gift. I love this holiday – it means a lot to me and my family.
Here is my verdict on Christians that hate this holiday:
- Become more secure in your personal faith – if Christmas can make someone lose their faith – that same person had no faith to begin with (so let it go)
- Become less sensitive – if paganism mattered (meant anything) we would all know – and paganism is sooooooo passé
- Deal with your issues – problems with society will continue to occur – Christmas is not the ultimate villain – your issue with society will still be there after Christmas
- Enjoy the season of ‘joy’ – if you cannot enjoy a time of the year that asks you to be joyful – then you are quite a curmudgeon – and that needs to be addressed
So if you find yourself head first with some Christian that is breathing fire on this holiday and all it stands for – remember how crazy these people really are. They actually think a holiday will ruin society or is the cause of the downfall of Western Civilization as we know it…these people live in fantasy like realities (just like Santa).