APOLOGIES ,,,, IF THIS TOPIC GETS CONTROVERSIAL .......... I AM NOT A RELIGOUS FANATIC .
is the true message of Christmas lost on kids today ?
is it all about the presents ?
While driving to Newcastle Theatre last night my foster lad said he would hate going to church as we passed a church ,
i said , we are going to church on christmas day , to which he groaned ,
i fired back with , so do you not want your presents then ,
" Why ? " he said .
Well without Jesus / Church , you wouldn't be getting any presents , so if you don't agree with church /Jesus , then we can give your presents away .
Ohh !!! , he said .............l.o.l.
Don't get me wrong ( not being a hypocrite ) , i was brought up by my own foster parents , taking me to church most Sundays and was christened and baptised , but when i left home , i now only go on Christmas day . ( Drive form Shiremoor up to Newcastles , St Andrew's church , to meet the rest of my family . )
So do kids only get the Jesus story at school nativities then ?
Christmas seems to have become all about the presents and the religous meaning is lost ,
Santa has taken over .
How many years after Jesus' birth did St Nicholas appear ?
Have you noticed , if you say St Nicholas , either slow or fast , it sounds like Santa Claus ? l.o.l.
i can hear you trying it now = l.o.l.
How many members will attend church on Xmas day ,
How many will be taking children ?
How would the non religous followers feel , if they could not participate in celebration of Jesus birth and would not receive or give presents to each other ?