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Why do so many Christians celebrate Pagan festivals such as Christmas and Easter?

Since you believe paganism is evil, why on earth do you celebrate these events. And since Jesus was born in a stable, is it really justified to buy such expensive gifts for your children. Shouldn’t this be a humble act?

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  1. I didn’t know they are celebrating the pagan gods.
    edit: this kind of thinking is like saying, “hey why are you celebrating your birthday on that date, when I am the one celebrating my birthday on that date?”.
    can’t you see the stupidity of it all?

  2. Neither are pagan.
    Your confusion re: Easter is probably because we’re using a Germanic language and Oester is a ‘re-birth’ festival in pagan Germanic lore.
    However in Greek “Easter” is called Pascha and has no ‘pagan’ word connection. You simply assume that the whole ‘festival’ is pagan simply because in one language the name is related to a name for a pagan festival
    You need to get out more and research these things.

  3. Most, if not all, religions pick up on aspects of religions around them at their creation. Doing this enables them to convert more people as the change is not drastic and does not arouse the same suspicions as a completely different religion.
    It’s like, if you had worshiped one God your whole life, and then someone comes along and tells you to worship 48 Gods… doesn’t sound so good. But if they tell you to worship a different God… the idea might just stick…
    Pagans got their ideas from their predecessors, and then they got their ideas frroooommm HUMANS! Religion, the best man made business idea ever. Woo.

  4. That’s one of the reasons I’m agnostic. Easter is absolutely a fertility ritual- eggs, rabbits, etc. Christmas is just an economic boost for the stores. That’s why they call the day after Thanksgiving ‘black Friday’. It’s when the stores’ books go from the red into the black. The Christmas tree was part of a pagan ritual. Pagans revere nature. They are not Satanistic.

  5. If they’re going to be consistent about keeping the “Christ” in Christmas it seems they should, at the same time, take the pagan rituals out. No gifts, no trees, no feasting, no decorations, no cookies. Just a Nativity scene for decoration and a church service.

  6. I am Christian and I don’t celebrate the pagan holidays. The pagan holidays were originally brought in by the Catholics. They need to do research but they don’t. The Bible tells us not to celebrate traditions of man. Celebrations were given in the Old Testament for the Jews, they were the only ones authorized by God to celebrate. It is just Satan with his tricks once again.
    I asked a similar question…http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AlZqK_H8basgw.e9zpNBaSnsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081019154841AAdLmmR

  7. Christmas and Easter are not Pagan Festivals. They are Christian.
    The first one commemorate the birth of Christ (see how Christmas begin with “christ”), and the second his death and resurrection.
    So maybe the question should be why non-christian people celebrate Christmas and Easter?
    Jews also celebrate their own Easter. In fact Christian Easter is called “Easter” because the Passion of Christ happened at the Jewish Easter (or Passover).

  8. *Because we have been lied to and blinded by the churches that observe these pagan holidays. Yes they are pagan in origin and have nothing to do with God’s true church.
    **Easter was mistranslated in the king james version holy bible. The word written in the original language (greek) was pascha which means..
    1) the paschal sacrifice (which was accustomed to be offered for the people’s deliverance of old from Egypt)
    2) the paschal lamb, i.e. the lamb the Israelites were accustomed to slay and eat on the fourteenth day of the month of Nisan (the first month of their year) in memory of the day on which their fathers, preparing to depart from Egypt, were bidden by God to slay and eat a lamb, and to sprinkle their door posts with its blood, that the destroying angel, seeing the blood, might pass over their dwellings; Christ crucified is likened to the slain paschal lamb
    3) the paschal supper
    4) the paschal feast, the feast of the Passover, extending from the 14th to the 20th day of the month Nisan
    ***The Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count – Total: 29 times for the word pascha. 28 of those times the word ‘Passover’ was used and only one time was the word ‘Easter’ used. Easter is a mistranslation.

  9. I totally agree – nowhere in the Bible does it tell you to celebrate these things and the world has used them for its own desires – I personally do not have anything to do with these festivals other than using the time to tell people the truth about how Jesus claims to be the Son of God who came to spread the word to His fallen world and those who believe in Him as the son who was raised will have eternal life and be children of the living God. So God can use all things to the good for those who love Him, so we should take every opportunity to preach the word of truth and these things tho evil can give us open doors to proclaim the truth.

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