Friday, December 21, 2007

Fighting Against A Christless Christmas

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Fighting Against A Christless Christmas
By Paul Shlichta

In the fourth century A.D., the Catholic church made a big mistake. Acceding to the popular tradition that Jesus Christ had been born on December 25 and wishing to keep Christians from participating in the infamous orgies of the year-end pagan festival of Saturnalia, the Church established December 25 as the feast of the birth of Christ.

Thus, for seventeen centuries, Christmas and Saturnalia have competed for the attention of the public. By now, I think we must admit that Saturnalia has won and that Christmas has been thoroughly de-Christianized.


What should Christians do against this onslaught? Since public complaints and boycotts have so far proven futile, let us try Gandhian passive resistance. Let us quietly secede from the "holidays" by abstaining from all of the customs that have helped to secularize Christmas. Specifically:



Blogger FairestWitness said...

I wonder when or if we will return to Christmas as a religious holiday. It's commercial now. It seems strange that this holiday has lost its reason for being celebrated. Strange world we live in.

9:03 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I know, FW. Imean, I appreciate that it gives a boost to our economy--and it's supposed to mimic the gifts the Magi brought (though that would properly be on Jan. 6th)--but now ALL it is is commercial because the Leftist are so terrified for the rest of us to 'offend' anyone else's delicate religious sensibilities.

Funny, when I was gong to school we had Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Protestants etc. all in the same school and nobody batted an eye--my high school was across the street from a very lg. Mormon church. I sang in the choir with all the Mormon girls...

2:26 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

I believe that Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles(Emmanuel means -G*D tabernacling(a tent, i e body) with us.)
So removing Christ from Saternalia works for me!
But the leftistas terror of offending, and thereby being unliked, has really messed up our superior culture...


2:58 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

When was that Feast of T, TMW?

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good evening FairestWit, I know how you feel but ,to qoute The Ghost of Christmas Present "The Child of Bethlehem doesn't live in the hearts of men only one day a year but in the hearts of all people all year...A very Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year to you and yours! Johnnymac.

7:02 PM  

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