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Solstice

It’s christmas time…. I use to be one of those people that thought it was a sad state of affairs that the Christ element was being lost in christmas. And then I opened my eyes.
Christmas is not a Christian holiday. It has nothing to do with the birth of Christ. In the bible births are never celebrated, its considered blasphemous to think that the day you came into this world is important. The bible play’s up the day of death as the important day, the day for people to remember the life you lived. In fact no where in the bible does it actually say when Christ was born, and it’s commonly believed to be in the summer months. So … you ask why christmas then?

Well it goes back to much more pagan roots. To the times of solstice and yuletide. When the winders were hard and bleak and people needed a light in the dark to remember that the long winters would end. They celebrated the turn of the tide, the time of year when the night is the longest and the next day the days start getting longer until the snow melts and the world warms up again. Solstice was about the light, about fresh hope. About bringing a tree into your home so that you could see the evergreen’s or pines as a sign that life would return. All of the aspects of christmas can be traced back to it’s pagan roots. When the Christians came they needed ways to convert the “heathens” so they adopted some of their customs and told them they had new roots… they based the stories on their god and did their best to destroy the true roots of the holidays. Shocking huh? Not really they did that with all the major pagan holidays… Easter…why do you think you paint eggs and bunnies are so important? Well because they both symbolize new birth. If your interested at all check out http://atheism.about.com/od/easterholidayseason/p/PaganChristian.htm
http://www.essortment.com/all/christmaspagan_rece.htm

2:54 p.m. - 2010-12-23

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