24 Dec '11, 4am

The Paradox of Christmas!: The Paradox of Christmas Why is Christmas a paradox? Well, one way to define paradox

Why is Christmas a paradox? Well, one way to define paradox is "a situation which (if true) defies logic or reason" . So what is it about Christmas that defies logic? According to the video, the paradox of Christmas is the fact that God came to earth, not in pomp and splendor but as a little baby in a stable. That defies logic. That God came not to be served but to serve. That defies logic. That He would give up life in paradise to dwell on earth, knowing that one day he will need to die a painful death. That also defies logic. This Christmas, I feel like Scrooge. I don't know why I feel so melancholic this year. You would think that as a Christian, Christmas would be the most joyous time of the year for me. But I am in more of a contemplative mood instead. I have never been big on Christmas anyway. Growing up in a Taoist background, Christmas has always been quite foreign...

Full article: http://ieatishootipost.sg/2011/12/paradox-of-christmas.html

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