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Re: Merry Christmas is dear to me
By:Courtney, Maryland, U.S.
Date: Sunday, 27 December 2020, 4:09 am
In Response To: Re: Merry Christmas is dear to me (Sidqi, ca)

Salams to All,
There is a subset of Christians (Unitarians) that celebrate Christmas as the birthday of a Prophet, not as a supernatural event. (Of course the actual date is not known so the Roman Church parked it on top of a pagan festival as a way to “christianize” it.). For Unitarians, Christmas isn’t much of a problem but Easter is quite awkward because no Unitarian believes that anyone can physically resurrect on this earth. It becomes a kind of generic spring festival/“good triumphs over evil” festival. (I always thought Unitarians should just drop Easter and celebrate Norouz instead because it would be more obvious to just celebrate the arrival of spring.) Trinitarian Christianity has very complicated doctrines and narratives that were written well after Prophet Jesus passed from the earth. Strangely enough, I’ve heard of many Muslims who do believe in the Virgin birth. I still haven’t figured that one out...
Wassalam,
Courtney

Messages In This Thread

Merry Christmas is dear to me
Mike Ghouse (Mohammad Ghaus), TX -- Saturday, 26 December 2020, 7:44 pm
Re: Merry Christmas is dear to me
Alfred Steels, Nevada -- Saturday, 26 December 2020, 7:45 pm
Have a Merry Christmas and correct yourself
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 26 December 2020, 7:48 pm
Re: Merry Christmas is dear to me
Sidqi, ca -- Saturday, 26 December 2020, 9:45 pm
Re: Merry Christmas is dear to me
Courtney, Maryland, U.S. -- Sunday, 27 December 2020, 4:09 am
Merry Christmas is dear to me - 1
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Sunday, 27 December 2020, 6:13 pm
Merry Christmas - 2 / Virgin Birth?
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Sunday, 27 December 2020, 6:22 pm
Merry Christmas - 2 / Virgin Birth?
Virginia Raines, CT -- Sunday, 27 December 2020, 6:31 pm
All about Mary & Jesus
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Sunday, 27 December 2020, 6:39 pm
Baby Jesus and his parents
abdalaziz ariff -- Sunday, 27 December 2020, 7:51 pm
Re: Merry Christmas - 2 / Virgin Birth?
Badar Habib US -- Monday, 28 December 2020, 7:32 pm