I Want To Talk About Christian And Pagan Symbolism Re Xmas

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    Winter Solstice, The Longest Night

      Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to register and to pay there taxes as demanded by the Romans. Everyone went to register and pay there taxes to the Romans as it was not a good idea not to pay Roman taxes (or US taxes!). That was why there was no room at the Inn...
    Dewduster Dewduster
    66-70, M
    9 Responses Nov 19, 2009

    The Meaning Of Christmas

    It is the time year for Christians to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Though the date is not historicaly correct, it the the date that we choose to celebrate. The Christmas celebration and additives associated with it are a mix of Christian and Pagan historical...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    9 Responses Nov 14, 2009

    What Christmas Really Is.

    The origins of the winter holiday probably started in Egypt about 6,000 BC. Their new year which was celebrated when the dog star Sirius (or Sothis) appearance coincided with the rise of the Nile. The flooded river brought water to the parched lands so they could grow crops...
    deanekone deanekone
    66-70, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2012

    Birth Of Jesus

    The new testament does not give a date of birth for Jesus.Around 200 AD, Clement of Alexandria wrote that a group in Egypt celebrated the nativity on Pachon 25 - htis corresponds to May 20. In CHRONOGRAPHAI, published in 221 ad Sextus Julius Africanus suugests that Jesus was...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    6 Responses Nov 15, 2009
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