Quoting Phaze .
Well, as the topic says, some of the Holidays (Christmas and Easter in paticular) are based on Pagan Beliefs. Let me Elaborate in a Point-by-point-esque way.
-Christmas was originally a Pagan Holiday meant to honor the Sun God (or something like that)
-No where in the Bible does it tell you to celebrate the Birth, and yet, in Leviticus
(Chapters 23-25, I believe) It tells you what Holidays to Celebrate (Passover, Days of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost,Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles, Last Great Day)
-Pretty Much the Same thing for Easter.
I could go into much more, but I won't as to spare more Drama. Feel free to debate this Topic.
I think Christmas began as Yuletide or something, to keep away the dark spirits or whatnot. Dunno the exact things about it.
But anyways, I have a feeling this could ignite something. Or better, get a lock from an admin, and a word saying to take it to the debate group. Permalink
Quoting Commander Rusty
You obviously don't know what you're talking about. Valentine's Day was made to get rid of a Roman festival that occured on that day celebrating the goddess of love. The Church established Valentine's Day to abolish this festival and let people celebrate the saints instead of a fake god. Eventually, the first festival bled through into Valentine's Day thus giving us our modern Valentines Day. Same thing happend with Easter and Christmas. Easter used to be a fertility holiday thus we now have rabbits and eggs on that holiday. Christmas was to celebrate the god of long life, but the Church once again made a Christian holiday there instead but the original practices bled through thus we have evergreen trees..
To quote Six from Battlestar Galactica: "Old gods die hard."