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Many of you may be wondering if I believe in Jesus and if I want to imitate him or why dont you celabrate Christmas? Well first before I answer that question lets make sure we know the facts.What does Christmas mean or stand for? - Christmas break it down. Christ- mas christ= jesus. what is it?- christmas is the annual festival celabrating christs death held on december 25.My personal facts: In the bible it doesn't say when Jesus was born. But it does say that when he was born him and his family slept outside. but they wouldnt sleep outside in the winter it would have been to cold so it wasn't his birthday on December 25. In fact nobody knows the exact day, time, or hour. So there is your answer we simply don't celabrate Christmas because of its pagen origins. But we do celabrate other things.Jehovah's Witnesses only celebrate the one event that Jesus commanded his followers. The memorial of his death (1 Cor. 11:23-26). We also celabrate marrages, anniversaries, the birth of a baby, graduations and other happy occations. It is really hard for me to explain this but I have a link to a website with more information.

 


Mrs. Kirr
12/18/2012 7:26am

Wow! How enlightening! Thank you for this post!
We have many students at my school who do not celebrate Christmas. We have people who are Jewish, and then many other different religions, as well. We also have Jehova's Witnesses. That is one reason we don't have a holiday play. We do, however, have a choral and band concert at the holidays, and they play both Christian and Jewish songs. I wonder... Does that offend other religions? No one is forced to go, however, so I guess that is good.

When you write about the date of Christ's birth, I had always thought that Bethlehem was closer to the equator than us, so a bit warmer, and that since animals can survive in stables throughout the night, so can people, especially with the straw and animals for warmth.

Thanks for educating your readers on a different viewpoint! Enjoy your winter!

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socialbutterfly
04/25/2013 11:24am

Thank you Mrs. Kirr.
Jehovah's witnesses come from all around the world and we share our beliefs to people everywhere as we travel to them and spread the news.
And I am not really sure if it offends other religions because I don't know anything about them but it also depends on their personal opinion... but that could lead to many different reasons it take offence.

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