Ah, Christmas time again. It's hard on a lot of people. For some it's because they have no family, for others, it's because there's too much family all at once. A lot of people are wondering what it's really all about. Honestly, the timing, the decorations and the hoopla have nothing to do with Christ. They're a bunch of pagan festival ideas and traditions that the Church used to make their version of reality easier to swallow for the savages. Tradition is added onto tradition, and habits become traditions too until all the original ideas and meanings are obscured. When was Jesus born in real life? Most people say it was probably April. There really was a manger and shepherds, the wise men came later when Jesus was a little older. The tree, pagan. The lights, pagan. The gift giving, pagan. The ornaments, pagan. Santa Clause? Blame Dutch traditions and Coca Cola for that. So, what does Christmas mean? A. It's a time of year when it's really dark out. B. A bunch of Catholics back in ancient history decided it was a good way to sell an idea by incorporating pagan festivals. C. Commercialism
Need I say more?