Christmas is no reason to celebrate

30 Nov

A) Why do christians celebrate Christmas?

B) Because it is the day the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated.

A) And why is that such a big deal?

B) Because it’s the birth of the savior.

A) Savior of what?

B) Humanity, he will save everyone from their wicked sins and sinful nature, this way you won’t burn in the excruciating torment of hell for all eternity, if you accept him and join us of course.

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So basically, celebrate because despite the fact that you’re a rotten, worthless, horrible sinner that deserves only to burn in hell and suffer forever, Jesus has come to forgive you for whatever you have done (or haven’t done) and save you….

Well excuse me for not being so merry. You might want to go on a masochistic, self-hating guilt trip, but not me, no thank you! I’m a damn good person. I don’t need a system of rewards and punishment to make me care about my fellow human beings. I don’t need some eternal man in the sky looking over my shoulder all the time to make sure I do the right thing.

Go ahead, celebrate how little you think of yourself and all humanity has accomplished, I’ll pass.

5 Responses to “Christmas is no reason to celebrate”

  1. jus14daroad November 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    In the New Testament, Christ said to do two things in remembrance of him and neither included celebrating his birthday. I wonder what He wonder what He thinks when observing man’s celebration of Christmas? Do you think that He would approve of all this commotion on and about December 25th? So-called Christians should read about what they so profoundly profess a belief in. It could be possible that they could learn something from the Scriptures. Otherwise, to profess a belief in God and know absolutely nothing about him is expressing a belief based on ignorance!

  2. Oddysey November 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    *I* celebrate Christmas so the sun will come back, and also because of love and peace and stuff. Pagan UU Christmas FTW.

  3. Robert Enox November 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    That is a better reason than saying you are doing it in remebrance of Christ!

  4. jason November 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    I can’t say much because your bias toward Christianity has come from Christians themselves. But putting us on a “guilt-trip” is hardly what the religion is for.

    I can’t really agree with you though when you say you are “a damn good person.” I would like to know how many times you’ve had the opportunity to help someone in need and failed to deliver. Christianity is meant to be a way of life. Compassion, forgiveness, selflessness, and faith are paramount, not guilt.

    As for Jesus dying for our sins, not every Christian believes in forgiveness obtained by the sacrifice of the innocent. But if you do, it’s more about love than anything else. I think you need to try and have an open mind before you go up on your throne of judgement and hand out life-lessons.

    One last thing. Your description of Hell as a place of fire and “excruciating torment” is misguided. Hell is where you put yourself. It’s 100% our choice.
    “I don’t need some eternal man in the sky looking over my shoulder all the time to make sure I do the right thing.”
    You just said you don’t need God. Hell is your choice of an eternity of separation from God, not hellfire.

  5. CJ December 10, 2009 at 4:13 am #

    Actually, it’s not a guilt trip. Far from it, it’s a celebration that we’re free from guilt. Note the term “saviour”. Saved from damnation.

    Christianity, if you haven’t been told this before, isn’t as much a religion as a relationship and a way of life. And dude, I don’t know about you, but anything that encourages world peace and accountability for an evil act can’t be all that bad.

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