I don't have an issue with the way in which anyone wihses to celebrate this time of year. Quite the opposite in fact.What I do have an issue with, however, are groups like the AFA attempting to monopolise this time of year as a Christian event. It is not the atheists that are attempting to prevent Christians from celebrating Christmas, but the Christians who are attempting to prevent anyone else from celebrating anything other than Christmas. As Psy pointed out in a comment here, the removal of displays around this time last year was down to the Christian fundamentalists trying to remove other displays.The point of this post, and it's clear that it was not lost on you, was that in reality there is no link between December 25th and the birth of Jesus. There is a stronger link between this time of year and other beliefs/traditions/religions, which makes it utterly absurd that groups like the AFA should try and claim this time of year in the name of Christ and attempt to silence those beliefs/traditions/religions that actually have a link to this time of year.For some reason I feel the need to reiterate this, but if Christians choose to arbitrarily decide on this time of year to celebrate this time of year, then please, go ahead. I won't try and stop you. But I would expect the same courtesy to be extended to everyone.
don't forget the vairous green men that celtic pagans deify he dies EVERY YEAR and is reborn EVERY YEAR.that's dedication :Di like Krishna as an earlier incarnation of Jesus, m'self.also who was it that Hercules fought death for? it was a man's wife *SHE* rose from the dead.and there are Native American myths. the main one i can remember is Incan, where a man is killed, his beloved/fiancee/wife finds him it the river, he inseminates her *with his tongue*, and then is reborn as her son. (all because he won a ball game against one of the gods of death)also, Quezacotl, which i can never spell correctly.all in all, i sometimes think Christians should be *ashamed* because they are unable to be original. they steal EVERYTHING. Christians remind me of the English language in that respect