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Shouldn't Christmas carol say "sinners roasting on an open fire," rather than chestnuts?

After all, it is a Christian holiday.

18 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    First, Christmas as it is celebrated really has nothing to do whatsoever with Christianity. Jesus would take precious little delight in people giving gifts to each other on 1 day and using the rest of the year to try and better their own situations at the expense of everyone else. Second, anyone who believes in hell and would sing that song as you have said not only does not have any real grip on the concept of torment, but will not likely fare near as well as sodom will in the day of judgement.

  • 5 years ago

    I don't have chestnuts and I make sure that my husband keeps his chestnuts out of the open fire at any time of the year ;o) Merry Christmas Olga. Hope you have a great one x

  • C
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It is a time to focus on the love of God for sending his Son to give us the ultimate gift of Grace.

    It is not a time to judge those that chose not to accept him.

    And we are ALL sinners!

    Peace and God Bless!

  • 1 decade ago

    HAhaha. Well no, since Santa is a made up figure and that is what the song is about.

    HAhaha. sinners roasting on an open fire.... you non-believers.... you are so funny....

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  • Tigger
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Okay, I get your point, I'm a Christian too, but that's gross. Although it did make me chuckle a little. God bless you and have a Merry Christmas!

  • 1 decade ago

    My favorite way to twist that song comes from a few years back. It went "Nancy Reagan, being hung by a wire, will find it hard to sleep tonight..."

  • Cobalt
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Hell is likely more of a closed furnace arrangement than open flames. Better to conserve heat.

  • Nooo. You, me and everybody on earth are sinners because nobody is perfect, and everyone sins.

  • 1 decade ago

    No it's a any religion holiday I am so sick of all the "Christians" (who if you were all real religious wouldn't judge others) claiming everything there are many religions other than yours! Get a Life!

  • Probably the whole meaning that you finally figured out, and they don't want to scare little kids since it IS christmas...hello....

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