Post of the Day — Dec. 3, 2013
Note from Dan: The following is by regular poster J.M. White.
“Dear Whiners About The Fictional ‘War on Christmas’:
‘They’re taking the Christ out of Christmas,’ you cry!
Good. He doesn’t belong there. We put him there. We put Him there because after the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity, people were still celebrating the pagan winter solstice holiday (one of the most important pagan holidays of the year). So, we stole the tree and the wreath (and the gifting, too, really) and just about all the other things that we could steal from the pagan holiday and, presto-change-o, magically transformed it into a celebration of Jesus’ birthday.
Considering that the shepherds didn’t field their flocks at night in December and that the Romans didn’t take censuses in the winter time (the reason for Joseph and Mary coming to Bethlehem), there is virtually zero chance that Jesus was born anywhere in or near the month of December. It’s far more likely that he a was a summer or late fall baby. Sorry, kids – you’re being lied to by the very people who damn liars to eternal hellfire.
Don’t start whining to me about ‘tradition’, because you lose there, too. There is actual evidence that the winter solstice celebration preceded Christ’s arrival by thousands of years, so the pagans win the tradition angle by default. Basically, the entire holiday has been bastardized by the church, not from it. Read more »