... your criticism of gift giving is misplaced, God gave the world his son and his son gave us the Atonement. Part of Christmas is the 'spirit of giving'.
Either way, you're Anglican, do you think Catholics get annoyed with you for changing their religion? It's all the same.
Your festive season is what you make it. We have a nativity, birth of Christ story books for bed time and we often speak of what Christs Mass is to us as Christians. We don't do Santa either.
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14-12-2011 15:15 #31
14-12-2011 15:20 #32
If you want to teach your children about your beliefs live them and show them by example, talk to your priest/ pastor many churches run groups for children to help parents guide them. Talk to them read stories (very effective teaching method) and answer questions as they come up
14-12-2011 16:18 #33
Yep what PP said. Your *Christian Christmas* lands on the pagan summer solstice celebration, something the churches did ages ago to help *convert* the pagans to christianity.
If you want to remove Santa from your kids then just do it. Not sure what the point of the OP was? Or was it to whinge about how non-Christians like myself celebrate Xmas when I shouldn't?
14-12-2011 16:22 #34
14-12-2011 16:47 #35
Id like to say to OP that I am offended how you generalise that 'Non religious people have be-littled christmas' - How dare you.
I, am not religious, I have my own thoughts on life, I have no issues with religious people and I understand that people have different views on religious topics, christmas, god etc etc. Each to their own and I am happy with that.
I do however, find it strange that you think ONLY non-religious people have change what Christmas is to you, into what alot of the population consider christmas now.
If Christmas to you has no santa in it - then teach your children otherwise. Yes they will know who/what santa is due to the commercial side but if you strongly want to teach them what you believe, then this wont be an issue.
So please dont say I have be-littled your view on Christmas as maybe you have be-little others view on Christmas too.....
Im sorry if that sounds nasty, but you clearly have strong views on this topic (and thats perfectly fine) but dont forget not all people have the same view as you, so dont stick everyone else besides yourself in a different basket....
14-12-2011 17:34 #36
I'm over hearing how Christmas is when Jesus' was born... Umm no, the Roman Church took the day off the pagans, and to ensure they didn't loose people from removing the holiday they decided to do this...
you've worded this a heck of a lot better than I could...
I'm Christian, but I do not celebrate Jesus's birth on this day.
If anything, celebrate in August or September... But no...
To me, this thread seems like a good ol-bashing at those who aren't Anglican...
Don't want your kid to celebrate Santa? Then DON'T but don't you dare have a go at other people...
This whole thread has me sad at the way people are so willing to be-little others...
14-12-2011 18:32 #37-
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http://www.stnicholascenter.org/page...s-st-nicholas/ have a read.
it is fine for you to tell your kids what you want, i dont really care, why? because its not my place to tell you how to raise your kids or tell you what you should be teaching them. tell your kids about jesus or whatever but dont expect others to do the same because not everyone thinks the same way as you or believes the same things. non christians have the right to have a nice day of gift giving and have a feast with familly just the same as you do.
14-12-2011 23:03 #38
I think that non-religious people celebrating christmas can only be a good thing. It's a time when people become more involved in charities by means of donations to the needy, where communities come together and light candles and sing carols. Where families get together, for some all be it just this one day a year, and give thanks that we have one another.
And importantly, a time where we can celebrate children and their innocence in a world where so much can be dark and unpleasant, Christmas is a bright star for many....
I don't know much about religion at all, but surly that's all something to be encouraged?
As for what to tell your kids about Santa not being real, a lot of kids believe in monsters too, but I'll find it easy to teach DS they don't exist
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14-12-2011 23:44 #39
I just wanted to add that it is naive to assume that there are not many people who consider themselves to be devout christians, and yes even anglicans amongst the soulless hoards indulging in the 0rgy of spending that is happening at the moment.
Like others have said, I find it offensive that you seem to want to shut people out of christmas because their reason for celebrating does not make the grade.
I'm sorry if that is harsh but I have actually been stewing over this since reading the op.
15-12-2011 00:01 #40
Well I always maintain that christmas is a complete ripoff of the far older pagan celebration of Summer Solstice, it is well known Jesus was not born on December 25th.
I totally agree about the commercialisation of christmas anyway, it is horrendous!
I make sure I always include the true meaning of the holiday to my children, as an ancient pagan celebration of the longest day of the year.
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