Fellow atheists: Do you put up a Christmas tree?
DISCLAIMER: I am asking my fellow atheists. I don't need to know what the Christians think we would do or whatever... I have an 8 year old son. He knows I don't believe in God (though it's okay for him to if he so choses) and he knows that there is no such thing as Santa. I like to put up a Christmas tree anyways because it's fun to pick one out, set it up and decorate it. Am I wierd for this? A total hypocrite? I think it looks pretty with all the presents under it. I put up stockings too. There are no angels anywhere in my decorations or Jesus in the stable scenes or anything like that. Anyone else? Just wondering.
Do muslims put up a Christmas tree?
Muslims honor Jesus. There's no reason why they couldn't celebrate the holiday. Moreover, many non-religious people and non-Christian people celebrate it simply as a winter festival. Such festivals are millennia old and were being celebrated long before Christianity was ever established. Surely you've heard of Yule? The ancient Roman Saturnalia? Finally, celebrating Christmas has nothing at all to do with "dress codes". You might be interested to know that there are a lot of Christians who believe in very modest dress and that for centuries, it was customary for Christian women in the west to cover their heads.
Do you think Christian Christmas movies such as The Christmas Lodge, Christmas Child, & Christmas Miracle teach you some great life lessons?
No.Superstition teaches nothing but credulous fantasy, and Christianity is a collection of unjustifiable claims not worth endorsing simply due to their lack of veracity.
When do you take down your Christmas tree?
You can keep it up until the 6th January. After that it is considered bad luck to keep them up :) (This includes Christmas Tree, ceiling decorations, lights and outdoor decorations)
Can Muslims put a Christmas tree up in their house or not?
If one chooses to do so. You need not be Christian to have a Christmas tree just as you don’t have to be Muslim to wear a scarf. It is all about perspective and what you believe in your heart. You know who you are inside and that is all that ever matters.
Christmas tree question for Muslims.?
Wa Alaikum Assalaam.... dear sister... i am the only Muslim in our family... and we too have a Christmas Tree. I was brought up as a Catholic Christian and i am a revert to the Beloved Faith of Islam... by the Grace of Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala. Al-hamdulillah! to me the Christmas tree represents the 'Spirit of Christmas'... a time of compassion, empathy, mercy and good will towards our fellow man... and all the 'good things' that we are also taught in the Beloved Religion of Islam. Al-hamdulillah! It can represent other things as well... but i do not spend much time focusing my energies on that... i embrace the goodness of the Christian Tree that is a Gift of Allah... as it is a Gift of Love... Insha'Allah. Al-hamdulillah! what your parents did was an act of love towards you... and you are honoring that Gift of Love... by keeping the tree up... in my estimation and with quiet reflection. [Allahu a'lam] i don't remember where i read this thought... and perhaps it was only within a dream... but even the beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) allowed some Christians to use the Mosque for their services as they did not have a place of worship. (i cannot quote my source and am not entirely sure on this point... but it sounds like something our beloved Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] would do. Insha'Allah. [Allahu A'lam]) some may condemn me for sharing these thoughts... but that is ok. i have the feeling of Good Will within me towards all as i write these thoughts... and Christ taught us as a beloved Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him... Ephesians 3:19) that we must love everyone. even our enemies and etc. Christmas is a very special time and a blessing for all... i honor this tradition that so many love and respect. Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Oh praise be to our Beloved LORD! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKTHvW2Jc... David Bowie and Bing Crosby wishing you the very best... this Christmas season... and may Allah bells bless us and forgive us all for our failings... [Al-fatiha.amin.ameen.amen] Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi! Ya Allah! xx
Non-Christian people are celebrating Christmas more and more. What do you think about it?
Non-Christian people are celebrating Christmas more and more. What do you think about it?Counterquestion: “Christians stole a pagan holiday by celebrating the birth of their savior on the winter solstice although he was born in summer and by decorating fir trees that didn’t even grow where their savior was born. What do you think about it?”The answer is simple: at some point religious rituals become cultural rituals and people participate in them although they do not follow the original religion anymore.We find this everywhere. Christians e.g. call their weekdays tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday or saturday although those are named after the heathen gods Tyr, Wodan, Thor, Fryja and Saturn.I would advise you to educate yourself about the cultural background you want to make demands on for your religion. Otherwise this endeavor can turn out a little embarassing.