i didnt see a choice that said..."cool for someone that likes them, but not my thing". im not into the big "gawdy" decorations. my wife would have our house lit up like daytime if she could...so we do a happy medium. i am a more "traditional" decorating person. tree, wreath, candles in the windows, and a few lights.
You're getting to a senative issue Thundrhd, the Jewish faith does not celebrate CHRISTmas for a reason. What I'm going say will sound sort of like Mel Gibson but it's not my intent to do so.
Christmas is to celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ and they are still awaiting his coming if I have this correctly(if not feel free to correct me). To celebrate this Holiday in any would be to acknowledge Christ as the Son of God. We believe that Jesus was given up to be put to death by the Jews. I believe this was the way things had to happen to fulfill his destiny as our Savior. Since they don't believe he was the Messiah the don't feel they did cause the Messiah's death.
Since I am not Jewish this just what I have read and have no real basis for their views on this subject. To me if if this was a course that had to come to pass I don't judge them for it. Others out there however do hold them to rather harsh judgement. I was not sent here to judge others around me.
I figure as long as the other persons beliefs don't cause any harm to others they have the right to worship in peace. It comes under free will I would say.
On the other hand I believe no matter what faith you are if you live according to a peaceful religion you will wind up in a better place when we cease to exist. I see a pattern between mans laws and Gods laws that are very much alike. Follow the rules, be a good person, live, love, and enjoy and you have succeeded in my book. I cannot see that in world with so many beliefs only(most past on by our parents) where mine can be the only road to a better place in death. This just my view on things and I don't pretend to speak for the rest of the human race. If I'm wrong in my way of thinking I'm sure I'll find out sooner or later.
as to the question of Christmas and its celebration.....including decorations, lights, etc.....as Jew, it is my belief that the Messiah has not yet come.....very simple....no hidden agenda, no b.s., very straight forward........we do believe that one day a Messiah will come, just not here yet! Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas to all!!!!
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