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Old 12-14-2011, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bradmac View Post
I chose #1. My family and I faithfully observe and celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, but we also enjoy Santa Claus. Just like we enjoy the Easter Bunny and egg hunts while celebrating the resurrection of the Lord.

I've never felt that one was mutually exculsive of the other, even though the organized atheists try hard to make it so.

You'd think their "humanist" faith would be better served helping other humans through charitable acts for those in need, rather than hateful acts against we of faith in the Lord. Oh well.
I think Brad said it very well here. My family and I are Catholic and try to go to church as much as possible. We're very religious and do observe Christmas and Easter for Jesus. I am bringing up my children to understand the real meaning of these holidays as well.


Not only do I see the importance with Jesus and Christmas, but I also, like Brad want my children to understand the history of Santa Claus and what the meaning is to Christmas as well. I want them to know why families get together every year, why there is so much tradition, and so on. I want them to know it all.


I chose # 1 too, but I feel there are two sides to Christmas and I want my children to know both, with Jesus the main reason for the season.
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