Christmas is always a happy moment for people everywhere in the world, religion notwithstanding. It’s a time people look forward to. It however baffles me why some in the Christian faith have chosen to rubbish the celebrations or its essence.
I have read articles where the authors referred to Christmas as Roman Catholicism while he claimed Catholicism is different from Christianity. He said further that Christmas is Roman Catholicism and that it came wholesale from Babylon and it is about Tammuz (also called Dumuzi) ‘demonized’ as Baal by Satan, and which Tammuz was born on 25th of December and celebrated same day in ancient Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian until Rome brought it to the ‘church’ masking it with ‘Jesus’ to lead many astray.
While I’m not writing to contend with his claims that Roman Catholicism is different from Christianity, I very much disagree with his claim that Tammuz was born on December 25. Until anyone can prove to me that the Babylonian or Assyrian Calendar where the December 25 date was Tammuz’s birthday is the same as the Gregorian calendar we now use, I will always disagree.
Whichever day Jesus Christ was actually born, does it really matter? It saddens my heart why Christians divide on issues like this; issues resolvable with common sense.
We don’t have to get spiritual about everything! What’s in a birthday for heaven’s sake? People born on February 29 still grow a year older even years when their 29th isn’t on the calendar. My point here is the person whose birthday you are celebrating and what he teaches matters when you are celebrating him, the date you celebrate notwithstanding.
We all should get out of mediocrity and stop arguing if Christmas is part of Christian doctrine or not. We all agree Jesus Christ was born, and of course he was born on a day. He doesn’t have to tell us to celebrate his birthday before we do, and celebrating his birth is to me in no way a sin, in as much as we celebrate it because we want to remind ourselves why he came to the world.
I don’t need to bore you with the details of the article where celebrating Christmas was called Baal worship. If you celebrate your birthday on any day a god was purportedly born, does that mean you worship that god?
These are issues that shouldn’t have a place in our thoughts! I’ve not heard of any Christian gathering where rituals are performed on Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. What everyone talks about are the lessons we should learn.
We could talk on and on and these people who argue won’t stop, but even if Jesus Christ was not born on December 25, what does it matter? We celebrate Jesus Christ on a day we call Christmas. We don’t celebrate Christmas. If we never had Jesus Christ, we’d never have been celebrating Christmas.
For those whose research has gone so far that they know Jesus was not born on December 25, can they please tell us when he was born? Maybe if their case looks good, we may agree with them and shift Christmas to the day they want, and also rename it since they seem to dislike the name Christmas.
Check here maybe we can learn more about the calendar. The important thing here is we should not celebrate Christmas and forget about Jesus Christ whom we say it’s all about. It’d probably start making sense to people who are just about the date.