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Why Celebrate Christmas?

"The Professor" has some interesting videos about the pagan origins of Christmas and why he, as a non-believer, celebrates Christmas. He asks,
"Why do Christians use the trappings of a pagan festival to celebrate the birth of Jesus when the Bible commands believers to avoid such things?"

Links referenced in the 2nd video appear at the end of this post.

Links in the second video:

TogetherForPeace's video "Fighting for Christmas" (This one includes some good history about the celebration of Christmas.)

Professor's video "Unyielding despair, you say?"

Professor's video "Why are you an atheist?"

About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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