A Christian group in Australia has written to the Prime Minister expressing opposition to Christmas celebrations.
The letter was sent to Mr Abbott, Mr Hockey, and other leaders in the Christian community in Australia.
It comes after an article in The Australian newspaper last week said the Australian government would “never allow religious events to be held on Christmas”.
The letter to Mr Hockey said Christmas should not involve religious symbols and should not have a religious theme.
“Christmas should be about celebrating the human experience, about living in harmony with nature, and the joy and love that our fellow Australians share in sharing that experience with one another,” the letter said.
“This year’s celebration of Christmas should celebrate the gifts and blessings of our Christian brothers and sisters, not the faith that inspired them.”
Religious symbols, decorations and rituals may be used in the celebration of our great holiday.
But it is our firm belief that Christmas should be the celebration and celebration of all people, not a celebration of one faith or one religion.
“Christian groups in Australia have previously said the government should not allow religious holidays to take place on Christmas Day.
The Australian Christian Lobby said last week that it had not received a response from Mr Abbott’s office.”
While we welcome a constructive dialogue with the Government on this matter, we respectfully request that they first work with us on the most effective way to ensure the Commonwealth Government remains inclusive and inclusive of all Australians and religious leaders in Australia.””
The Commonwealth Government has stated its intention to not allow any Christmas Day celebrations to take a religious turn, so we welcome the Australian Government’s response to this letter.”
While we welcome a constructive dialogue with the Government on this matter, we respectfully request that they first work with us on the most effective way to ensure the Commonwealth Government remains inclusive and inclusive of all Australians and religious leaders in Australia.
“Christian leaders are also opposed to the idea of allowing religious holidays on Christmas day.
The Christian Legal and Research Council said the idea that Christmas could be seen as a time for celebration and self-congratulation was not supported by scripture.”
The Bible does not teach a celebration for Christmas, and it is clear that the celebration for Christ is the celebration that Jesus and his followers experienced,” the ACLRC said in the statement.”
There is nothing in the Bible that indicates that Christmas is a time of celebration or celebration of Christ.
“As Christians, we are reminded of the important importance of self-care, and we believe that every Christian should seek to live a life that will allow him or her to spend time with loved ones in the coming year, so that they can celebrate Christmas with their family, friends and neighbours, with their children, with loved-ones, and with Christ.