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You Can’t Blame Christmas

By Warren Smith

The article’s title is misleading enough. You can’t blame christmas for ruining a pagan holiday. If you blame anyone, blame the Church of Rome. Around the time of the second century the church was looking for a way to increase funds and political power. There was only one way to perform such an act. Bring the christians and the pagans together under one roof. How? quite simple blend the pagan holidays and the christian holidays together.

The church took the birth of the christ child and moved it from its orginal date of mid april and plastered it to the calendar date December twenty fifth. Just by chance a pagan holiday happened to fall on the same day. A pagan ritual that just happen to involve decorating trees and the giving of gifts in celebration of the reincarnation of the pagan deity who just happened to come back as a tree.

Read the original article at: Useless Knowledge

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