It’s that time of year again. It’s red flag flag season and I don’t mean a Christmas sale. The Christmas music is blasting out of every radio station, playing at every retail store and restaurant. It is still not easy to hear Christmas music. It reminds me of what used to be my favorite time of year and now it just pains me to hear pop singers singing about Jesus when I doubt they are even believers. Santa songs mixed with Christian Christmas music. So what’s the bug up my rear you may ask?
I researched the history of Christmas back on Thanksgiving of 2005. It floored me, sickened me, disturbed me. How can we as believers observe a holiday that has been mixed with a pagan holiday? The most popular response I get is, “That’s not what it means to me.” That’s great you don’t view it as pagan, but that doesn’t change what it truly is. How does Jesus view Christmas? Does He get warm
Fuzzies watching us every year slap Him back into the manager even though He’s been raised for over two thousand years? If Christmas was truly a valid Christian holy day then the whole world would not be celebrating with us and we’d be persecuted for observing it.
I know everyone gets all excited and sweet for one month. There is definitely a spirit associated with Christmas and I’m not so sure it’s a good one at that. As soon as this season is over the sweetness fades into frustrated people returning gifts they didn’t want, to get what they really wanted.
Choosing to not observe is like stepping outside the Christmas scene snow globe. Being able to observe from the outside is depressing. I know for believers to entertain that Jesus may not be the reason for the season sounds outright blasphemous, but what if Christians have slapped Christian titles to a time of year that is truly pagan, how do you think the pagan’s feel?
If you feel I’ve lost my faith, my marbles then please research Christmas for yourself. It’s not for the faint of heart because once you do you can’t just go back to putting a blind eye to the truth you’ve discovered.