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IS IT A COINCIDENT that the Dec,21,2012(war of Armageddon) is right before Dec,25,2012 (Celebration of Christmas) ??
The actual birthday of Jesus was forgotten by the early Christian movement. in those days, various groups celebrated his birth on JAN-6, APR-21 and MAY-1. By the 4th century, the church selected the approximate time of the winter solstice as the date to recognize Jesus' birth. They picked up this date from Pagan sources. As luck would have it, the autumn equinox might have been a more accurate choice.
The winter solstice occurs about DEC-21 each year. It is the day of the year when the night is longest and the daytime shortest. Using the crude instruments available, ancient astronomers were able to detect by DEC-25 of each year that the daytime had become noticeably longer. This date was chosen, and remains, the traditional date for followers of many different Pagan religions to celebrate the rebirth of the sun. Following the solstice, each succeeding day has slightly more sunlight than the previous day.
Originally posted by Christmas2012
Christmas Dec 25, is a day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ...
Originally posted by WickettheRabbit
Don't take too much stock in the fact that our celebration date and the Mayan calendar are close together. I know that people will say it was "all in the plan", but Dec. 25th was pretty much an arbitrary date picked out of a hat to overshaddow the Winter solstice celebrations by non-Christian types.