Why do not some people celebrate Christmas?
About two billion people worldwide celebrate Christmas on December 25, while at least 200 million people celebrate Jesus' birthday on January 7.However, there are millions who do not celebrate Christmas. Why?
For one thing, they may be related to a religion that is not part of Christendom. They can be from some Jews, Hindu or Shinto faith, others like atheist, agnostic, freethinkers, or secular humanist, see the story of Christmas as a myth
Surprisingly, although a large number of people believing in Jesus reject the Yuletide traditions. Why? They indicate at least four reasons
First of all, they do not believe that Jesus was born in December or January. The Bible does not give a specific date, it just says: "In the same country, even the shepherds lived outside the door and kept their shepherds in the night, and suddenly the angel of the Lord stood beside them, and angels. Said to them: 'Today you have been born a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.' "- Luke 2: 8-11.
Facts: At the beginning of October, the shepherds of their flocks, still pointing to the birth of Jesus, have still spent the night in the plains. In the rural areas around Bethlehem, during the months of December and January, the coldest weather experience is experienced. Therefore, to keep them warm in the night, sheep and goats are kept in protective shelters.
Second reason: Jesus was the only event to remember his followers in particular, his death, he was not born, and this was to be done as a common good luck meal. (Luke 22:19, 20) Also note that Mark and John's Gospel are silent about the birth of Jesus.
Third Reason: There is no historical proof that the early Christians celebrated the birth of Christ. But he remembered his death (1 Corinthians 11: 23-26) For more than 300 years of Jesus' birth, Christendom officially began to follow Christmas on 25 December.
Interestingly, in the middle of the 17th century, a term of Parliament banned the Christmas celebration in England. In the United States, why did the Massachusetts General Court do so? The Book of Christmas says: "There is no Bible or historical reason for the birth of Jesus on December 25." It is called Purnins, "Christmas was a pagan festival with a Christian veneer."
This tells us the fourth reason: the unnecessary celebration of celebration itself. Christmas roots can be traced to pagan Rome with a god of gods and a festival of festivals to honor Sun God Sol Invictus or Mithra. Anthropologist Christian Ratsch and Claudia Müller-Abeling, author of the book of Pegan Christmas, writes: "Like many pre-Christian customs and beliefs, the old celebration was changed to the birth of Christ in the memory of an annual return."