Monday, November 21, 2005

Only 3 more shopping days 'til Thansgiving

Christians, let's do a little comparison here.

Thanksgiving: Gathering with family, eating a large meal, maybe watching a football game. Secular holiday.

Christmas: Gathering with family, eating a large meal, exchanging gifts, celebrating the birth of Christ. Religious holiday mixed with the secular traditions.

I propose that the tradition of the giving of gifts should be moved up to Thanksgiving. That way, those of us who feel conflicted and dismayed by the over-commercialization of the religious holiday can still have the enjoyment of giving and receiving gifts with our friends and families, and then devote more of our spiritual time to the celebration of our Savior's birth.

(Yes, I know that I am being Christian-centric here, and that there are other religious holidays celebrated around the same time. But I don't practice those other religions.)

9 Talked Back:

At November 22, 2005 at 4:02:00 AM CST, Blogger kristen said...

if you move up the presents to thanksgiving, when would black friday be?

 

At November 22, 2005 at 9:55:00 AM CST, Blogger stan said...

I don't know...what's black Friday?

 

At November 22, 2005 at 12:40:00 PM CST, Blogger A Christian Prophet said...

The greatest gift is given when we gather in spirit and join with each other. I really loved a message over on the Holy Inheritance blog regarding making Thanksgiving a real spiritual blessing.

 

At November 22, 2005 at 2:41:00 PM CST, Blogger Meagan said...

Maybe it's like black lunch?

 

At November 22, 2005 at 2:42:00 PM CST, Blogger Meagan said...

that "a christian prophet" comment looks suspiciously like spam to me...

 

At November 22, 2005 at 6:42:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

If it's spam, it's definitely not bot spam. I read some of it...it's interesting.

 

At November 22, 2005 at 11:43:00 PM CST, Blogger Katie said...

Black Friday is the biggest retail shopping day of the year. Just so you know... ;-)

 

At November 23, 2005 at 12:05:00 AM CST, Blogger Katie said...

The Christian Prophet doesn't seem really Christian. He's refering to a Budhist as a good example of "spiritual" awareness and stating its from the Holy Spirit. Not something the Spirit of the One True God would say.

My Multnomah education is bubbling up...

 

At November 23, 2005 at 11:37:00 AM CST, Blogger kristen said...

black friday is the day after thanksgiving. it's when all those big sales are, when stores open at 5am to sell as much stuff as they possibly can. christmas shoppers go nuts for all the sales, and thus, get up before dawn to get their shopping on. :D if we move christmas up to thanksgiving, when would we go crazy and buy all the christmas presents? on all saints day?

 

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