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More families go for 'no gift' Xmas. Is gift-giving important to the holiday?

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Families that choose not to exchange gifts still often treat themselves in other ways but could you imagine a Christmas without presents?
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Results in this view: Y-key Message 11% - Y-traditional 11% - Convince Me 11% - N-can Do Without 67%
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By Kirby Liberty Harris WE CAN DO WITHOUT any of the traditions, since the purpose of the Holiday is to celebrate God the Christ's birth in human form. although Jesus was born in the spring based on the weather patterns, events, ect in the bible passages.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris Though we enjoy the giving and traditions as part of the celebration.
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By Andrew Herzman Actually there are 2 Christmases. The first one is Government sanctioned and therefore can't be religious. It's based on Capitalism. It includes Santa, reindeer, frosty and gifts. The Second and less significant "Christmas" is religious-based and includes the many supernatural myths of the Bible.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris Andrew, its not scientific to call supernatural claims myth IF you are using this definition: a widely held but false belief or idea
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By Daniel Spain Many popular customs associated with Christmas developed independently of the commemoration of Jesus' birth, with certain elements having origins in pre-Christian festivals that were celebrated around the winter solstice by pagan populations who were later converted to Christianity.
Which gods share December 25th birthday. Horus, Buddha, Krishna, Mithra Dionysus, Hercules, Adonis and Jesus(actually born 25th of March).
There was no celebration od Christ birthday for 3 centuries.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris Yes Daniel? We all know this.
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By Daniel Spain Sorry guy many don't act it.....not nameing name but 1 is not you.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris Andrew, its not scientific to call supernatural claims myth IF you are using this definition: a widely held but false belief or idea
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By Andrew Herzman When did I make the claim that it was scientific?
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By Daniel Spain I read it more as his oppinion not claiming your said it. Why are you so defensive lately?
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By Daniel Spain Because 1/3 of these that gripe about border security does not see it first hand daily except what FOX shows them. Thats like me griping about the Canadian border.
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By Andrew Herzman Why are you so offensive lately?
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By Kirby Liberty Harris LOL, actually not being defensive at all.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris You state it as a fact, hence why I said scientific.