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To a Christian, which day should be more important..Christmas or Easter?
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frankiej4189
Jan 17, 2009
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Christmas


dueonmaplestreet
Jan 17, 2009
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He was born(allegedly) more than 2,000 years ago; he was bound to die sooner or later.


 
jonjax71
Jan 17, 2009
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Geez Frankie, I'm surprised that a self proclaimed devout Catholic like you doesn't get it right, the birth and death of Jesus WOULD be COMPLETELY irrevelant had it not been for his supposeded resurrection-that what makes his case so special to believers.

 
frankiej4189
Jan 17, 2009
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Easter would not have happened without the Birth of Christ

 
frankiej4189
Jan 18, 2009
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Christ could not have been resurrected if he was not born.

 
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unlabled00
Jan 17, 2009
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Definitely Easter considering that Christmas doesn't even fall on Jesus' birthday :P

 
jonjax71
Jan 17, 2009
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All catholics and perhaps other christians sects as well, but fo' sho' catholics are told that easter is the mandatory day to attend mass. I guess the rationale is that every human is born and then dies but only one, the supposeded son of god, the saviour, the messiah, the jewish carpenter, the activist and anti-establishment revolutionary-jesus of nazareth allegedly rose for the dead-hence the importance of attending services to commemorate the act that makes christianity a religion

 
patmac
Jan 18, 2009
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Listen to me:
Easter is the day that Jesus was resurected and saved all of humanity. Christmas, though important, is not nearly as importnat to those who actually take the faith seriously. The simple reasons would be that Jesus saved humanity by going to hell and opening the gates to heaven, saved humanity from sin, and gave those who believed in God's mercy a chance to achieve salvation. Do not get me wrong, Christmas is extremely important, and this really shouldnt be a deebate, but Easter is the mosrt important time in the Catholic Church, which is why it also happens to be the longest season in the Church. (Easter-Penetecost)
Thanks

 
patmac
Jan 19, 2009
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Yes, that is true.
However, which day is more important.....both already happened right?
So both are there. Now which one is more important is the question.
Easter: thats it. This is like debating apples and oranges.


 
frankiej4189
Jan 17, 2009
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The Birth of Christ would be almost irrelevant without his Death.

 
idiminish
Jan 17, 2009
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Besides the fact that the death of Jesus implies his birth, it is through the death and resurrection that Christians find atonement, not through the incarnation.

Additionally, Easter is a celebration of the resurrection, which was a demonstration of the fact that God had accepted Jesus' sacrifice. Easter is certainly more foundational.

To sum it up with a quote:
And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain ... And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.
1 Corinthians 15:14,17

 
obviouschild
Jan 17, 2009
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Easter. Christmas is a conglomerate of secular and pagan ideas that is months away from Christ's alleged actual birth date and has been used historically as a day to get wasted, so much so that the Puritans banned it.

 
atlas101
Jan 21, 2009
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Good Friday

 


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