Christ’s birthday is reason for Christmas
Again this year I find that Christians are fighting the battle over Christmas being referred to as just “Happy Holiday.”
Department stores as well as other establishments and the media are trying to change this day known as Christmas to “Happy Holiday,” They say they do not want to offend anyone else celebrating another religious day such as Hanukkah, but this makes absolutely no sense. Christmas specifically has various themes and traditions, such as trees with lights, reindeer, homes decorated with lights, nativity scenes and familiar stories told on Christmas. Those celebrating Hanukkah have different traditions representing their day. All of the days celebrated fall on different months of dates , and there has been no problem until the past few years.
Christmas is simply being wiped out because of a small group of complainers who choose not to acknowledge this day as Christ’s birthday yet celebrate this day as a time to exchange gifts. What the heck are they celebrating? I am sure that Easter is also in danger in the near future because it also references God.
This country was established with the idea of freedom. Freedom to worship the God I choose to worship, to go to the church I choose, and to recognize a day as Christ’s birthday. It is perfectly understood what is being celebrated on Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day, so what do these people who do not believe in Christ’s birthday think they are celebrating on the day that has been referred to as Christmas? Why is it that this small group of people cannot leave alone the people who choose to celebrate this day as Christ’s birthday? No one said that everyone has to celebrate this day. If you do not believe in God, then don’t bother with this day.
Many holidays are celebrated and have always been known by their names (rather than as just “holiday”): Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Only one holiday is being picked on to have its name referred to as something else, and that day is Christmas.
It is so obvious that the words God, Christ or Jesus cause a small group of people to lose it. I do not agree with the people who do not believe in God, but I leave them alone. I have no right to interfere with what they believe in. So why is it that they cannot leave us who choose to celebrate this day as Christ’s birthday alone? Elizabeth Leighton Cincinnati, Ohio