Two religions on Birthday celebrations

Three perspectives on the follower of YHWH celebrating their birthday.

"A good name is better than ointment, and the day of your death is better than the day of your birth." Ecclesiastes 7:1

"Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed." Jeremiah 20:14

I hate... I despise your celbrations. They do not smell right to me." Amos 5:21

And finally... Another perspective.

"The highest of all holidays in [our] religion is the date of one’s own birth. This is in direct contradiction to the holy of holy days of other religions, which deify a particular god who has been created in an anthropomorphic form of their own image, thereby showing that the ego is not really buried.

[We] feel: “Why not really be honest and if you are going to create a god in your image, why not create that god as yourself.” Every man is a god if he chooses to recognize himself as one. So, the Satanist celebrates his own birthday as the most important holiday of the year. After all, aren’t you happier about the fact that you were born than you are about the birth of someone you have never even met? Or for that matter, aside from religious holidays, why pay higher tribute to the birthday of a president or to a date in history than we do to the day we were brought into this greatest of all worlds?

Despite the fact that some of us may not have been wanted, or at least were not particularly planned, we’re glad, even if no one else is, that we’re here! You should give yourself a pat on the back, buy yourself whatever you want, treat yourself like the king (or god) that you are, and generally celebrate your birthday with as much pomp and ceremony as possible.

After one’s own birthday, the two major [holidays] are Walpurgisnacht and Halloween."

Anton Lavey, The Satanic Bible, 1969