I just needed to say that.
It makes me feel so politically correct.
And for the record, I do not see anything wrong with wishing all of my friends Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.
Happy Holidays covers the season; all of it - without offending. After all, I do have some Jewish friends and some atheist friends and some non-Christian friends who are celebrating holidays other than Christmas at this time of year.
Happy to you! All of you!
Now on Christmas Day, you will hear me say Merry Christmas - because after all, it is Christmas - Christ's birthday - or the day we choose to celebrate his birthday. Jesus was a good person, and a good teacher, in my opinion. I like the things he taught - do unto others and all that. His birthday is certainly worth celebrating. And since he is no longer here on earth to receive birthday presents, let's celebrate by giving each other presents and spending time together. I am good with that. You can all celebrate my birthday when I am dead and gone. Give each other presents. It would make me happy. And cake - chocolate cake:)
If you believe Jesus was more, you are entitled to your opinion - and your celebration of that belief.
But for the record, I do not believe that you have to believe Jesus Christ is God or the son of God to celebrate his birthday. Just as we celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday. I do not think anyone believes MLK is a god, but his birthday is certainly worth celebrating. In my opinion, they could step up that celebration a bit and give us all a paid holiday....
Personally, I do not believe Jesus was or is the son of the one true God. I am not sure I believe in the concept of one true God. I believe there are gods that each of us worship in our own way. If they help us through life, more power to us - and them.
I also do not believe that Jesus was immaculately conceived. That is just a little too far-fetched for my logical mind. I have a feeling Joseph the carpenter probably felt the same way. In fact, I bet he was pretty offended that someone else was taking credit for his son. But then again, maybe not. It did get him off the hook for Mary's pre-marital pregnancy. Lucky for him DNA technology was still far off in the future.