Christianity has managed to "hijack" Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Christmas. Yes, I realize Christmas originated with Christianity but, other than some symbolism, Christmas today has little to do with Christianity. It's just one of the most popular holidays (in many countries). Can you imagine if "be nice to your neighbor" was the message behind the holiday on Dec. 25th and all of the symbolism, lights, decorations had to do with cooperation, world peace, etc? Since Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) is probably the second most important holiday and since it's based on cooperation with Native Americans, which is probably offensive to Native Americans since that's not really our track record, we should consider Thanksgiving to be up for "re-purposing". Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Thanksgiving can be "be nice to your neighbor" day and maybe in the future we can re-purpose Christmas to just be national (international) gift-giving day?