posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 06:17 PM
Originally posted by Full Metal
Christianity has no holidays, it stole them from everyone else. They also stole everything from other religons. They have nothing original, SOn of
God, Evil God, floods, nothing original. It was stolen from everything else. Zues and Hurn and Odin and Apollo and well, you get the point...
Christmas is the feast of Sol Invictus, Easter has some fertility cult connection, etc, etc. Prove it, please. Christianity is a rip-off; there are so
many things in other religions that the evil Jedeo-Christian plagarized. Please. Who's to say that the Great Flood, the Garden of Eden, the Birth of
Moses and the reed basket aren't OTHER culture's reationalizations of what happened in the Bible. Doesn't a lot of this confirm the Bible?
Now, you might be thinking that I am some fundamentalist nut. No, I am a devout Catholic and a historian. This is not a contradiction. Despite what
some folks here believe, Catholicism is a very intellectual faith. Much of what I know of neo-paganism on the other hand, has a very sketchy
legitimacy with some hundreds or even thousands of years gaps in continuity and tradition. So, all you pagans - I won't tear your religion apart, I
won't attack your legitimacy if you have some respect for other people's beliefs.
As far as Halloween goes; as has been mentioned in some posts, it is so far removed from any original roots - Samhain - so as to be really very
harmless. Christmas for most Americans isn't a religious holiday, nor Easter. They have been so thorougly compromised by commercialism and secular
humanists as to have lost their significance for many people.
God knows there are some people - too many, actually - that use Christianity as a bludgeon to tear things apart. I am not in the position to judge
anyone - a true Christian will know that we are ALL unworthy and that we all will be judged by God and God alone. We all rely on His love for us and
His mercy. So relax, people. If you are so deadset against it - don't celebrate it. It's that simple...
Thanks for following me in my epistle....