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« on: December 05, 2009, 10:47:41 AM »

Sorry if this has been done before and if it is maybe you can send me a link.

Just curious. In this day and age we have seen a growing rejection of the observance of Christmas by people insisting it is in fact a pagan festival.

First, I agree that maybe some things aren't all that great (the yule log sticks out to me). I won't even get started on the gross consumerism that has over run the holiday.

However I believe that the celebration of our Lord's birth is still a reverent concept and to coin a phrase "Let's Put Christ Back Into Christmas".


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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 05:58:10 PM »

The Church says to celebrate Nativity on Dec. 25. Therefore, I celebrate Nativity on Dec. 25.

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 06:08:43 PM »

Andrew McGowan recently wrote an article in Biblical Archaeology Review on this very topic.

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 06:31:27 PM »

Interesting article, thanks for the link.  (but I can not get use to reading BCE or CE, I still will use BC and AD, no good reason to change that)
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 10:01:07 PM »

Interesting article, thanks for the link.  (but I can not get use to reading BCE or CE, I still will use BC and AD, no good reason to change that)

Calculating Christmas
William J. Tighe on the Story Behind December 25


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A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
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If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
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                           and both come out of your mouth
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