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James Murray

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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 28 2012: It's Easter that should be the one true event but death doesn't seem to be considered a celebrational event. Does Islam have a day where they wish all men on earth peace?
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      Dec 28 2012: What does the word Easter mean and how is it connected to the Bible?
      The name “Easter” originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God.

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