Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Dec 2007 20:24 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes From the OSNews team, we'd like to wish everyone a merry Christmas (it's Christmas Eve in my country already), or a happy whatever other holiday you might celebrate; it so happens that Hanukkah and Eid ul-Adha have already passed, so my best wishes are in retrospect if you practice the Jewish or Muslim religion. These matters are always like tight-rope walking on the internet, but I'd like to say one thing: please, emphasize not our differences, but celebrate our similarities. And yes, even if you are not religious (like myself), I'd still like to wish you very happy holidays. Enjoy the food, but realise this.
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by croco on Thu 27th Dec 2007 10:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: US Slant ..."
croco
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By BurningShadow:
> Christmas got nothing to do with christianity, and I can't believe that you really don't know that...

Christmas has pagan origins, that's correct:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas#Pre-Christian_origins

"...In part, the Christmas celebration was created by the early Church in order to entice pagan Romans to convert to Christianity without losing their own winter celebrations..."

But how about reading the whole article? ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas

"Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. It refers both to the day celebrating the birth, as well as to the season which that day inaugurates, which concludes with the Feast of the Epiphany."

Click on Epiphany:

"Epiphany (Greek: ..., "appearance" or "manifestation") is a Christian feast intended to celebrate the "shining forth" or revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus."

So Christmas has definitely a lot to do with Christianity.

Edit: Original message from BurningShadow inserted

Edited 2007-12-27 10:26

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