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Should we encourage Chinese to celebrate Christmas?   [Copy link] 中文

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robert237 Post time: 2015-12-25 22:11
No.

It is a commercial holiday that got its start as a celebration of Christianity which is an evil ...

It was originally an end of year feast day to eat anything that was unlikely to survive through winter. Technically it was a pagan festival. Father Christmas hasn't got anything to do with Christianity either. It was subsequently adopted by the Christian Church.

Most people who celebrate Christmas do not do so for religious reasons and those who do should be aware that the date of Christ's birth is nearer to Easter. So there is nothing to stop you joining in the celebrations and you don't need to kowtow to the Christian religion if you don't feel so inclined. Just tell everybody that you had watched Scrooge and it rang some bells close to home.

Yes it has also been hijacked by commercial traders but if it helps the economy then it isn't a bad thing provided that we are not blackmailed into spending money that we cannot afford.

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robert237 Post time: 2015-12-26 11:56
It's the same thing, or haven't you heard?

Not what you said on your first comment on this thread

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robert237 Post time: 2015-12-27 02:20
There are stupid people in every country. The USA is full of stupid Christians. That's why it is s ...

Again Robert insults people just because they do not agree with his ideas.

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seneca Post time: 2015-12-27 18:25
You seem to hate a lot of peoples - the Japanese, the Westerners… Is there any nation that is e ...

You have short memory. We discussed this topic many times over on CD; that the Chinese prefer whites; when a non-white applies for a teaching job, no matter how qualified he may be, he is given the standard reply, 'Sorry, we want a white!"

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Break321 Post time: 2015-12-28 22:10
On some  University campuses in the west, many people join in on Chinese New Year celebrations put ...

True,
but I don't force my interpretation or expectations of CNY on Chinese friends.

In China I feel forced to behave in a manner that is contrary to my home traditional experience of Christmas because many local Chinese foolishly believe what they see in movies and from TV.

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