Wednesday, December 9, 2009

How to Respond to People Who Tell You Christ was Not Born at Christmas by classicalgeek

Anywhere you go, if you are a Christian, people will tell you that Christ was not born at Christmas. Sometimes they claim that the Roman Catholic Church took over a pagan holiday, usually Saturnalia; however, Saturnalia always ended before December 23rd. Other times they will say that Christ was really born in spring, or that the choice of December 25th was a reaction against the Emperor Aurelian's choice of December 25th for the festival of "The Birth of the Unconquered Sun". Unfortunately for the critics, Aurelian's choice was probably a pagan reaction to the already-existing Christmas celebrations.

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