A great song by Ray Stevens about the real meaning of Christmas.
TRIVIA: CHRISTMAS STARTED IN 400CE
Rome adopted Christianity around 300CE. The convergence from the Pagan religions to Christianity included inventing Christian Holidays to coincide with Pagan holidays. Christmas was one of these inventions. At first, both holidays were celebrated as one to avert war and civil unrest. The church had Christmas mass and the Saturnalia was celebrated at home.
With the invention of a God man Jesus came the religious invention of his birth day. Because there is no record of his birth in the two different stories in Mathew and Luke it was decided that the Pagan day of December 25 would be used to over shadow the Pagan Dec. 25 holiday.
With time the church religion through sheer force, violence, threats and death, pushed out the Pagan holidays all together leaving only the Christian holidays. The term “pagan” was adopted to mean “godless” or “heathen” by the Christians and of course they had to convert or be exterminated.
Not that marry of a Christmas for the peace loving pagans of past or present.
Por Que? Why do you comment? What is your purpose in writing these things? Your motive is what? No one really cares what you think. Why waste your time crapping on someone’s Messiah and God? You are EVIL. Have a very Schmarmy Winter Solstice and a Happy new Hades.
You hate the AD thingy don’t you? You have to use 400 CE. Where does the 300 come from? What is the Current Era. Who started the Current Era. Whose Birth started the Current Era. You are so unhappily pitiful. You shoud find a hobby that is one based on making you happy, not bitter and filled with hate. Good Luck on that. Anyone that Hates Christ and Christmas as much as you do needs some Therapy, find some.
Like our Founding Fathers I stand with Jesus FOREVER. Jesus was born on Christmas Day in a lowly stable to comfort the poor. He came to us as a little child instead of a as rich man with all his glory to teach us detachment from things of this world and love of spiritual/heavenly things which are non-perishable.
AMEN, AMEN, AMEN. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
cos he sure as hell isnt going to help USA
I’m not going to get bent out of shape over the remark. If Nunua wants to be a pagan then I figure he or she hasn’t got anything. i do. I have the Holy Trinity. I have the Creator. I have hope. I have somewhere to go after this life. I have hope in this life. I have the love of love. I have all this…………….they have nothing. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas…………including the pagan with the hope that they will encounter Almighty God in their life before they pass into an alone nothingness.
Athiests should burn in HE//…oops, I’m sorry, was that too topical for you anti-Christmas a$$holes?
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