Christmas is a Religious or Economic Holiday?

eye12Christmas is a Religious or Economic Holiday?

 

By: Frank Paul Gambino

 

They say a man named Mithras was born on about December 25th an Indo-Aryan deity.  In any case the Romans celebrated Mithras on December 25th.  Also people believe certain accounts that occurred according to the Gospel according to Luke these things would not have happened in December because it was too cold.

 

Lk 2:8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 

Lk 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 

Lk 2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 

Lk 2:11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 

Lk 2:12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

 

I do not want to make this a letter about history, but I wanted to be upfront about the significance of December 25th in that based on the historical accounts that December 25th probably has nothing to do with the birth of Christ.

 

Furthermore, it is my position that most Holidays are not celebrated the way they were meant to be celebrated and peer pressure plays a major role in all of this.

 

To be straight and to the point we live in Capitalist Society and consumerism dictates our economy and our economy determines our standing as a world power.  We live in the land of milk and honey and we are an obese society in more than one way.  I think Christmas as we know it is an economic holiday as is most all holidays, we get paid for them, get time off from work and are seduced by businesses to spend money that supports our capitalist society.  Is this a good thing?  In my opinion it is imperative to the survival of America as we have become accustomed to it.  The problem is too many of the goods have become foreign products and helps our manufacturing industries very little because of corporate greed and today it is costing them because they need the American consumer to survive and they created an enormous trade deficit, that is the cause of these huge unemployment rates that directly effects consumerism in America.

 

Which comes to another question is the answer more taxes and on who.  Maybe more taxes are necessary but not on the American people, but on import tax.  This is the only answer that will again make American products competitive with these third world cheep labor nations.  Christmas is an economic holiday and I treat it as such.  As a child I looked forward to Christmas more so than my birthday because on this day we all got gifts and shared our toys and today I still spend money on Christmas and try to enjoy myself, but it has nothing to do with the birth of Christ.

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