December 16, 2010

A Holiday for all

Filed under: Essays — unwriter1 @ 10:08 am
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Christmas is a holiday worldwide. It’s something to everyone. Although it started out as a pagan holiday, it has evolved numerous times. In the religious sense, it started as a birthday for Jesus. I say started because it has been shown that he was not born on December 25th, but it is celebrated for the fact that he was indeed born. Specifically it is referred to as a Christian holiday. But you will find Jews that will get in on the festivities also. How it fits with Muslim or other religions is not something I have knowledge of, at this time. However, in terms of the Christian faith, it doesn’t seem to matter if you are Methodists, Catholics, or some other sect. There is, however, the secular side and I believe this to be the more important part.

Christmas represents the time when we think of peace, harmony and love of our fellow beings. It is portrayed in the persona of Santa Claus and the other variants of this person. This allows the non-religious or non-Christian, to observe this holiday. It is the festive time of year where the end of the harvest is celebrated with family gatherings and large meals. The children celebrate with the materialistic side via the gifts. When one looks at all the various parts of this one holiday, it is easy to see how there is something for everyone, Christian, Jew, and even atheists.

So, whatever your point of view in terms of a God or superior being, enjoy this wondrous time of year.

I wish everyone Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!



  1. And a Happy Festivus to you!

    Tossing It Out

    Comment by Arlee Bird — December 16, 2010 @ 10:41 am | Reply

  2. From what I understand, the reason the birth of Christ is celebrated when it is, was to blend in with the pagan’s winter solstice festivities.
    Merry Christmas Ron.

    Comment by Chris Redding — December 16, 2010 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Ron.

    Comment by Jay Hudson — December 16, 2010 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

  4. Well said. I am reminded of the Christmas day spontaneous truce that occurred during WWII, when a certain (forget which or where) regimen of American soldiers and their German enemies put down their arms, came out of their foxholes and greeted each other, talking, laughing, sharing, enjoying peace and brotherhood together for the day. Their superiors found out about it and ordered them to resume fighting. The next day they were killing each other again.

    Would that Christmas Spirit were allowed to reigh supreme EVERY day, hmm?

    Comment by The Old Silly — December 17, 2010 @ 5:07 am | Reply

  5. Great info and message, Ron! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Comment by Joyce Scarbrough — December 17, 2010 @ 10:46 am | Reply

  6. Thanks for your thoughtful post, Ron. I agree with what Marvin said, wouldn’t it be wonderful if the Christmas Spirit was in evidence each and every day in all people! Hope you have a beautiful Christmas!

    Comment by Connie Arnold — December 18, 2010 @ 10:46 am | Reply

  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well Ron. Hope you have a great time with tons of whatever it is you like best.

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