Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Much is made of the fact that Christmas was originally a pagan holiday.  Much is made that Jesus' birthday was probably in September.  So what We own the holiday now.  So as a result it is our time to defend it.  I do say Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish Friends.  I have no idea what Kwanzaa is.  But happy Kwanzaa if that is what you celebrate. But since this is the time of year we celebrate the birth of Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem in Judea.  We celebrate the visits of shepherds and wise men.  We celebrate the the fleeing of Joseph and family to Egypt because Hared was jealous.  We celebrate all the prophecies regarding is advent.  We celebrate all that Matthew and Luke who recorded of the story.

So on this blessed and holy day.  Merry Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas right back.

    And so to split a few hairs, Christmas was never a pagan holiday, but rather, was always Christian. It was established by the Catholic Church as a means of giving former pagan Romans who had joined the Church an alternative to their celebration of Saturnalia. Much like how Christians today find replacement "things to do" for Halloween, such as harvest celebrations (which was the original intent of Samhain, ironically), a mass in honor of Christ was established to replace the moral depravitity of the Yule with something pure and wholesome. Unfrotunately, the replacement wasn't complete and many yuletide traditions were brought into the celebration.


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