Putting Christ Back in Christmas

Now that, with Trump as President, the heathens have lost the “War on Christmas”, it’s past time to start putting “Christ” back in Christmas.  Christmas is celebrated on December 25th.  Everyone knows this.  Everyone knows Jesus was born on December 25th.  We celebrate Christmas on December 25th because Jesus was born on this day and there needs to be a day to celebrate the birth of the savior of humanity.  Right?  Actually, NO!

Let’s take a look at when Jesus was really born.  I read an interesting article at livescience.com discussing the birth date of Jesus.  As you may or may not know, the exact year of Jesus’ birth is not known, let alone the exact day of the year.  On top of that, there are more and more religious scholars beginning to question the historicity of Jesus at all!  More on this in a future post.

For those who conclude Jesus was a real historical figure, most place his birth sometime between 4 and 6 B.C., based on the death of Herod.  Some scholars place Jesus’ birth in the summer months while others place it in the fall months.  Some place it in the spring months.  The point isn’t the exact date, but that it is very unlikely to be the month of December and even less likely to be the 25th of December.  December 25th was chosen by the Roman Catholic Church to coincide with celebrations of the winter solstice and the festival of Saturnalia (Roman deity Saturn).  It was a ploy to steal these holidays from the heathens and force Christianity upon them.

To conclude, there’s no Christ to put into Christmas because there never was a Christ at the time of the year we now celebrate as Christmas.   We celebrate Christmas on December 25th because the Roman Catholic Church decided to steal a couple of holidays.  We, when celebrating Christmas, are literally celebrating theft.

 

When Was Jesus Born?

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