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Anthony

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Merry Christmas?
« on: August 13, 2012, 05:27:44 pm »
In today's society, it has become politically incorrect to say that Jesus is God. Religious pluralism is a very stupid and ridiculous idea when you think of it carefully. When December comes, and you say 'Merry Christmas' to a Liberal, they will probably reply, Well, I don't celebrate Christmas, so I'll just say 'Happy Holidays.' And then you, as a rational person, might say, What if Jesus really was born of a virgin and really did resurrect from the Dead? After you say this, the Liberal will say his/her most famous pluralistic statement: Well, it may be true for you, but it's not true for everybody. And they call Christians irrational? If Jesus resurrected from the Dead, and Christianity is true, it is true for everybody! How can it only be true for some people? To say that Christianity is true, and Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are false is not being intolerant, it's just saying a certain philosophy is wrong! In short, Religious Pluralism is a pile of crap.
My account name, 'Copleston' is named after the famous Jesuit Philosopher, Frederick Copleston, who famously debated atheist philosopher, Bertrand Russell on BBC Radio in 1948.

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aoa_stp

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Merry Christmas?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 01:27:45 am »
But what if Jesus wasnt born on december 25th?

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Anthony

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Merry Christmas?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 09:35:58 am »
It doesn't matter. That's when we celebrate his birth.
My account name, 'Copleston' is named after the famous Jesuit Philosopher, Frederick Copleston, who famously debated atheist philosopher, Bertrand Russell on BBC Radio in 1948.

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aoa_stp

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Merry Christmas?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 02:29:20 pm »
Christmas is not a celebration based on the Bible and has pagan origins. So yea, it does matter.

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Anthony

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Merry Christmas?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 03:37:26 pm »
Well, what does that have to do with whether or not we can say Merry Christmas. Obviously we can't know the exact date of an ancient man's birth, but why do we have to say 'Happy Holidays.' Why can't we just be normal, and say 'Merry Christmas?' As a Christian, I want to spread my faith and the good news of Jesus Christ.
My account name, 'Copleston' is named after the famous Jesuit Philosopher, Frederick Copleston, who famously debated atheist philosopher, Bertrand Russell on BBC Radio in 1948.

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Aaron Massey

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Merry Christmas?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 04:14:41 am »
Well actually, etymologically speaking, every day is "Christ" "Mass".
Proverbs 8:30 "then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man."

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Merry Christmas?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 05:19:47 am »
It's funny how we in one of the most atheistic countries in the world (Sweden) use the phrase merry Christmas and don't really have anything corresponding to happy holidays. The reason for that I think is because we in generally celebrate it in a secular way.
The most fundamental falsehood of theism is the claim that a God exist. It's only because of this falsehood that I am an atheist. It's not because of famous atheists like Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao. But I do recognize that they did stuff. The existence of theism is because some people believe in God.

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Merry Christmas?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2012, 06:05:44 am »
The most troubling part for me is, when you try to give reasons to why you think Jesus is the Son of God, they call you a fanatic.
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, - Proverbs 1:5

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Re: Merry Christmas?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 12:41:30 am »
hi............
God bless u all. bye
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Re: Merry Christmas?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 11:05:55 am »
What if Jesus really was not born of a virgin and really did not resurrect from the dead, but is still the Lord, the Creator embodied? In a hysterical fervor for outward signs, Christianity has missed all the real miracles and the good news the Creator has an ability to enter His planet and walk among its people. The important thing about Jesus is not extra miracles given to the visible God not ordinarily displayed by the Invisible God, but the full divine personality, or as they say in Hinduism, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Jesus hid His personality, failing to make it relevant to the religion. Though poignantly stating He had no place to rest His head, He asked for followers, not friends.