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Old 12-02-2019, 05:27 PM
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Do you have room for one more?
One more what?
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One more what?
One more leaving Christmas celebration. Going through a storm right now because of my decision... trying to be wise, and loving, and focus on what we can do as family and with friends during the holidays instead.
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One more leaving Christmas celebration. Going through a storm right now because of my decision... trying to be wise, and loving, and focus on what we can do as family and with friends during the holidays instead.
Can you explain further?
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Can you explain further?
Too personal, this a public forum. Basically, I'm in the same spot as the OP.
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Too personal, this a public forum. Basically, I'm in the same spot as the OP.
What spot is the op in?

OK, you were answering the original first post?
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OK, you quit celebrating Xmas?
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I am not celebrating this year, but I am attending the Christmas banquet put on by the church.
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Re: I dont wanna be that guy but...Im feeling conv

I personally don't have anything against having days of thanksgiving. There are two example in the Bible of two days of thanksgiving in addition to the Holidays of the Torah.
One is Purim (Est 9:26-32) and the other one is the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) (Jhn 10:22).
The Bible doesn't condemn them.
I think, if you wish to celebrate it, and you do it keeping the significance in mind and behave properly in godliness you are fine.
Hanukkah, fortunately, has kept its seriousness and sobriety in general.
Purim has become a very wordily event in Israel, however, the ultra-orthodox Jewish still celebrate it and try to do it the right way, with joy and worship to God.

So I think, if you are going to celebrate Christmas as a thanksgiving day with joy, at least do it in an acceptable manner and stay away from "symbolic" ornaments, Christmas movies, and any pagan ways (trees, elf, etc...) but instead in simplicity and in Spirit and Truth. Instead decorate yourself with good works that day and your house with verses of the Bible for your own benefit, and sing hymns purely exalting God as you do in your devotionals, and bring the story to remembrance. If you can't stay that way, better drop it all together and turn it into a Family & Friend day and enjoy the time off.

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