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Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate Christmas

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Salam,

The usual old lady that always turns up at my house had an interesting discussion about why Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate Christmas. 

She said that Bible never ordered us to commemorate the birth of Jesus - but rather the death of him.

She was also going on about the fact that this whole celebration thing is not what God wants. Birthdays in general have pagan roots.

I found it interesting that her arguments were similar to modern day Salafis - who also oppose the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

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If you read the entire bible, only 2 occurence of birthdays were mentioned.  All does not end will,  a murder occured on each event.  First was during joseph time in egypt and 2nd during Jesus time.  Jesus got hurt with such event because during such celebration that john the baptist got beheaded.  All who celebrated in the were not god's people.  

For further research please open jw.org and tv.jw.org.

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Yes they don't celebrate it, they also mention that it contains Pagan roots which I have to agree with. Who on earth is Santa Claus lol. Both instances in the bibles where birthday were celebrated ended up in death so they avoid even celebrating their own birthday. 

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A lot of non-JW mainstream evangelical Christians don't celebrate Christmas either. I'm not one of them but I do know quite a few.

Have you guys heard of Saturnalia? A lot of evangelicals believe that Christmas is actually a pagan holiday disguised as a Christian holiday. 

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Place of birth of the Messiah

In the correct narration of Imam Reza (peace be upon him): "The birth of Jesus Christ took place on the night of the 25th month of the Dhi al-Qaeda". In the authentic tradition of Imam Reza (peace be upon him): "The day that Jesus was born was on Tuesday, four and half past days, and the litter that was born alongside Jesus was also the creek of Euphrates. »

 

http://www.hawzah.net/fa/Magazine/View/3282/4301/34795/مناسبت-ها-تولد-نوزاد-مریم-(تولد-حضرت-عیسی-علیه-السلام)

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الثلاثاء، ٢٥ ذوالقعده

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All of days on Shamsi ,geogian &Lunar are tuesday

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شمسی:shamsi
چهارشنبه، ۱۷ مرداد ۱۳۹۷1397/05/17
میلادی:Christian 
Wednesday, August 8, 20182018-08-08
قمری:lunar

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1439/11/25

http://www.time.ir/

http://kelisa.blogfa.com/post-78.aspx

http://iid.org.ir/?p=484

THE BIRTH OF CHRIST (AS), THE END OF DECEMBER OR THE MID-SEPTEMBER

The birth of Christ (AS), the end of December or the mid-September 
Researcher Name: Abdolhossein T. 
Date of Entry: 5/10/1384 
Source: Heritage News

This verse from the Bible clearly shows that at the time of Jesus' birth, the shepherds kept their herds at night on the farm. But it's unlikely that sheep will reach the farm in December when temperatures reach their lowest point in the year. 
According to the book of geography of the Bible, by Denis Bali, the last week of December, according to the tenth month of the Jewish calendar, called the Tote (DI), this month the climate of Jerusalem is peaceful and snowy. (Aid to Bible Understanding, NY 1971, P. 1580). 
Therefore, during these days, shepherds keep them in stables and shelves to keep their flocks from rain and cold air. This historical fact proves that Jesus Christ was not born in the winter.

The second reason for the birth of Christ on December 25 is the quotation from Luke

Bible says about the chapter that Jesus Christ was born of. In the Bible, Luke (8: 2), it reads: "And in those regions the shepherds were in the wilderness, and at night they were guarding their flocks."

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the next all day tuesday

Early Christians linked this very ancient Persian celebration to Mithra, goddess of light, and to the birth anniversary of Prophet Jesus (PBUH). In birth, sun and Prophet Jesus (PBUH) are close to each other, says one Iranian tale of Yalda.

yalda_03.jpg

Today, Christmas is celebrated slightly off from Yalda Night. However, Christmas and Yalda are both celebrated in a similar fashion by staying up all night and celebrating it with family and friends, and eating special foods.

3 hours ago, ChristianVisitor said:

A lot of non-JW mainstream evangelical Christians don't celebrate Christmas either. I'm not one of them but I do know quite a few.

Have you guys heard of Saturnalia? A lot of evangelicals believe that Christmas is actually a pagan holiday disguised as a Christian holiday. 

it looks like that Saturlina & Yalda are similar 

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First recorded Christmas was in 336, under emperor Constantine, and happened to fall on Dec 25th.  Pope Julius sealed the date a few years later. 

Winter solstice...I don't do anything externally, but inside I kinda celebrate the passing of the shortest day of the year. Rumour has it Christianity spread through the area and stole the holidays from the pagans, spanning it with twelve days of Christmas. Regardless what the holiday is called, there is still a strong global tradition of drinking one's face off. Good thing commercialism took over or we'd have never come to a consensus on how to celebrate with a santa claus. 

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