It is sad that people work so hard building a good society and life for their family, then someone else gets thanked for it all. I am pointing to the constant thanks Christians give Jesus for things he had nothing to do with.Pat of London, KY
More about Christmas.
First it is absolutely not Jesus' birthday. He was born nowhere near December 25th.That was the first lie and the worst one. I copied this from our "Reasoning" book Illustration: Suppose a crowd come to a gentleman’s home saying they are there to celebrate his birthday. He does not favor the celebration of birthdays. He does not like to see people overeat or get drunk or engage in loose conduct. But some of them do all those things, and they bring presents for everyone there except him! On top of all that, they pick the birthday of one of the man’s enemies as the date for the celebration. How would the man feel? Would you want to be a party to it? This is exactly what is being done by Christmas celebrations.( Page 179 of the book "Reasoning From the Scriptures" publisher by Jehovah's Witnesses.)
It is believed this date,December 25th. Was actually the the birthday of Nimrod (Noah's great grandson) who set himself up in opposition of Jehovah and he was the founder of Babylon and the builder of the tower of Babylon. If that is the case you can imagine what an insult that would be to Jesus. Evidently neither Jehovah or Jesus want Jesus' birth day celebrated or they would have been sure to state the exact day in the Bible so there would be no confusion as to when he was born.(The date of his last supper is recorded in the Bible)
Another reason is the Santa Claus lie he takes God's place at Christmas time. Think about it; who really sees everything we do but who is supposed to see "if we have been good or bad" at Christmas time? The Santa Claus story is a lie.That is so offensive when one learns the truth .My Dad worked in the Coal Mines for a living. He had serious health problems,Asthma,heart problems,emphysema and rock dust and black lung. He had a heart attack and died at the young age of 40. When I think of how he had to work under those conditions to support his family and when Christmas came I would get gifts signed from Santa Claus. So this imaginary person that did not exist got the credit for the gifts that my Dad worked so hard to provide for us...it makes me so mad yet to know I had been lied to and my Dad did not get as much as aThank You for all the hard work he had to do to be able to get us something for Christmas and this phony person got all of the credit. That is enough to make me not want to celebration Christmas although there are many more reasons.
Thanks for your post. At least some will find out Jehovah' Witnesses are not the only ones who know the truth about all of the falsehood associated with Christmas
People even thank him for the food they eat, yet all the hard workers who actually grew, harvested, transported, and did all the real things to get that food to you, get no appreciation. Not to mention, the real fathers that work so hard to pay for that food. They so often get the short end of the stick and Jesus gets all the glory.
Heck, Jesus gets the majority share of the glory when presents and food are presented. The hard working fathers are stuck behind Jesus and Santa for the credit.