With Christmas right around the corner, we thought it pertinent to answer the question: What do Hindus do about Christmas? While we realize there is a large range of beliefs and practices among Hindus, here are five things Hindus do about Christmas:
Hindus DO believe Jesus was a historical figure. They believe he was born 2000 years ago as the Bible teaches and Christians proclaim.
Hindus (the majority of them) DO believe Jesus is god incarnate in the world. They do not, however, believe Jesus is the only God but one of many.
Hindus (some of them) DO pray to Jesus because they believe he is a personal god.
Hindus DO give gifts and cards to their Christian friends and wish them Happy Christmas.
Hindu businesses DO decorate with lights and Christmas trees. You may even find a Santa around town!
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