I was raised with that 'magical' holiday. A kiddie's real life Disneyland. Magical! Reindeers that fly, St Nick, reaching everyone's homes in only six hours, elves living with Santa & his wife making toys designed specially for us. The dazzling and comforting lit up Christmas tree. Dinner at Gramma & Grampa with all seven of my Aunts, Uncles, and their kids, my many cousins from baby to all ages younger than me. Fred Astaire Christmas music playing all day while the house offered an aroma that just smelled of love and safety. We sat at the kid's table while grown-ups at the grown-up table. The one-hour church service then to great-grandma Hendersons house, whom I met only that one day a year. I don't think my gramma and her got along well because she never attended the frequent events and Gramma never came with us to visit after church. As a child, I did not question it though, everything that happened as a child just was and readily accepted.
We trusted the adults, all the adults.
And the entire charade called Christmas from the reason for the season to the fat jolly man who ate the cookies and milk was all a lie convincingly and deliberately handed down to innocent children all in the guise of celebrating Jesus Christ's birthday. The parents believed it because they were raised believing it as were their parents. It just was and accepted without question. After all, Parents don't lie about Jesus Christ. That would be blasphemy, wouldn't it?
Then I had children. My first two as babies experienced this tradition, concept, and dinner at Gramma's just as we all had. For years to come all my children, then grandchildren also continued this with different aspects missing as family members passed away, our home relocating afar and the courtesy of life moving on as my children did the same. Then I found Jeremiah 10:
2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
Deuteronomy 16: 21
21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the Lord thy God, which thou shalt make thee.
If you research the origins of Christmas you will see that Pegan celebrated the changing of the seasons from fall to winter at the time of our known Christmas. The Winter Solace. They celebrated by drinking in the streets and each year the roads would be covered in trash and the crime rate soured on that day. The Catholic church were the ones who decided to get those on the street into their homes with family. Clean villages and less crime. They continued to decorated trees brought in from a tree grove and passing gifts in honor of Christ. They gave the holiday the name Christmas announcing it was that day Christ was born.
This holiday was created out of deception. They covered but continued with a pagan holiday as is Easter. It was adopted by Christians by the authority of the Catholic Church (who only used Christ to control the masses) and continued over the years until each generation simply followed suit believing they are honoring the messiah.
We should look more closely at what this man-made time of year has become before dismissing the scriptures, history, and what I am placing before you. Is it really a healthy holiday as we perceive it to be and is God pleased with it? You decide if you can stay long enough to see it the way I do.
Let's say you don't celebrate your birthday for whatever reason. You have your own set of standards and you're not interested in being the center of attention once a year. You don't announce it's your birthday or even like cake. One day you get a call from a friend who announces they are planning a small dinner party in your honor. It would be rude to avoid it and may even hurt the person's feelings so you agree to attend while reminding them you are a vegan.
You arrive to find your friend, a couple of people you've met in passing once or twice, and a couple of strangers who have never even met you before now. Each gives you a gift elevating theirs as the best while verbally competing over everyone else's but none of the presents you personally have any use for. Then everyone sits in their place for dinner only to find your host is serving steak. They forgot you were vegan. Now you have gifts you can't use, food you can't eat with people who barely know you if at all. If that isn't enough the group talks amongst themselves paying no attention to you the rest of the evening.
And that is what Christmas is all about.
We are celebrating the spiritual by giving the material to each other on someone else's birthday. The Catholic Church has managed to get millions of people to unknowingly mock Christ all at the same time. The truth you have to face as I did about myself is that we really don't read the bible or at least pay attention while reading it. Today most listen to a man at the front claim expertise about God, Christ, and their expectations while going full-blown with sermons, plays, and charity at Christmas time. These experts promote and encourage it all the while in Jeremiah God clearly describes this celebration with a stiff warning not to participate and his disapproval of it. Do you really think he cares how a man changed the holiday to honor him? He knows it is created from lies. He knows it is just a manipulation of power. You can't change how to do something or what you call it to make it acceptable. It is still the same act.
I woke up in 2009. It still took eight years for God to show me this passage knowing now I would understand it. Much of the world is beginning to wake up or 'see' what they were blind to previously. Christ talks about those who see but are blind or hear but are deaf. This is what he was talking about. Knowing what you are looking at and understanding what you are hearing unlike you could before. Let's look at how the Church manipulated entire families to accept lying to their own children as an acceptable act in order to enhance the happiness that comes with the holiday and become the ultimate hypocrite while doing so. Confusion is Lucifer's greatest asset. The Luciferian Vatican must be proud of themselves.
Santa Clause or Satan's Clause. Christmas or Christ's Mass. Santa is a fat old man everyone welcomes into the home. Since children are normally fearful of large loud men they don't know and all year parents warn them of strangers and not to accept candy or other gifts from them, especially the men, what a great way to help a child let that guard down by introducing a new and improved trusting jolly fat pedophile who laughs loud and who comes bearing gifts! The phrase to a child 'Can you help me find my puppy?' is now seen as less intimidating since during Christmas you will often see the fat Pedophile holding a puppy on his lap.
During the year a child is safe because doors are locked so no one can break in and get them but at Christmas, parents encourage the children to leave out cookies and milk for the man who will break in on that night whether the doors are locked or not. Let's teach them to reward this fat burglar pedophile for breaking in as long as he leaves gifts. The one thing they were told all year not to do, accept gifts from strangers! Parents have now reversed all the standards in the name of honoring Christ the Lord!
Then they demand they be good or else! No presents from Satan's Santa. While intending to shower the Lord Jesus Christ with this special day of love, giving, and charity the children are now told 'love' is conditional! What Pedophile wants a screaming brat who attracts attention and is steadfast in his resistance of the abuse they want to impose? Sneaky sick pedophiles want compliance and quiet children who will obey during the abuse, who will even do so for a gift. It just makes things easier. Parents go along with this yearly training session simply because that's the story of Santa coming to the house as was told to them as growing up without ever considering what they were really saying to the kids.
This is what we call conditioning or mass mind control.
Now, do you get the picture of why God warned us to refrain from participating?
What has Christmas become today? During Obama's days in office, all anyone heard was not to offend anyone by saying Merry Christmas. There were other cultures to consider even if America was based on Christianity over the years. Americans now had to reconsider the phrase. People stopped going to church on that day or did so only as a duty and acknowledging Christ became less and less during the festivities. Many areas that placed a nativity set for the public to view were challenged to remove it creating not joy for everyone but friction and discord for those celebrating its purpose. I found it odd I had to say 'Happy Holidays' to respect others but yet no one had to respect or tolerate us! Younger people such as teenagers now expect gifts and not just any gifts but only those they demand. They now openly bash the parents for getting them the wrong kind of cell phone or IPad on social media. Where is the love?
Christmas comes with many perks like vacation and bonuses that Atheist readily participates in enjoying these as well as gift-giving and family unity while simultaneously belittling Christians and Christ. Why don't they stop celebrating if they hate the reason for it so much? I am ordered not to offend them while they are able to completely change the very core of my holiday and participate while offending me!
A good Christmas means a lot of presents. Pictures shared online of who has the biggest most dazzling tree with the most presents. Something that put many in debt for some time to come. Watching others shop only made me feel relief. I was not going to have that problem anymore!
Someone asked recently why I put lights along my porch? I replied 'I had lights there most of the summer too until some burnt out and looked stupid. I can't see a fucking thing going into my house with only the outside light on. Now I can see the stairs to the porch, that's why'
It has nothing to do with Christmas.
When someone asked why I was buying one grandchild presents but not the others? I replied 'Because it's his birthday. It so happens he was born two days before Christmas, that's why'
It has nothing to do with Christmas.
There are celebrations all year long, but Christmas should not be one of them. It leads to a narcissistic attitude, unnecessary debt, and confusion from lies people tell the kids. Most of all, we were warned not to by the one being who knew all this would be the result over time.
All I have to say is you need to Wake Up! Use your eyes and ears. Think with your own brain and stop following the masses. Question everything and ask our maker for clarity. Stop trusting the church.
And start praying,
because the book is not finished yet!