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Should people who are not Christian celebrate Christmas?

I tire of people who claim they are atheists and non Christians celebrating Christmas, it is hypocritical to the point you are not even permitted to mention the name of the Messiah without being told to stop "being a bore". The only reason Christmas exists is to celebrate the birth of Christ (yes I bloody know the date was changed) so why do people insist on changing the name of the festival to "Xmas" and try to remove religion from it?
These ignorant shallow people can find other festivals with which to explore their boring conformist ideals. Christmas is for the Christians, it brings non Christians together also and that is the beauty of it but stop trying to steal it to suit commercialism.

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    Dec 26 2012: The only rule of life and faith for true followers of the LORD Jesus Christ is the Holy Bible. When religious denominations calling themselves Christians adopt human constructs and traditions and attempt to "sanctify" them by treating them as if they are based upon the Holy Bible, trouble ensues.
    What does the Holy Bible say about Christmas?. . . nothing. The word does not appear in any of the 66 books which constitute the Holy Bible. So, I believe your question, Mr. Murray, has to do with human tradition. It is not a matter of life or faith. No matter what Macys does, a true follower of the LORD Jesus Christ celebrates constantly the glorious historical fact the the only Redeemer of God's Elect became flesh and dwelt among us. The rest is sound and fury, signifying nothing. Peace on Earth toward men of good will. Thank you!
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