posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 09:36 AM
YuleTide was taken from the pagans, by the romans.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTMAS
Most professing Christians believe that Christmas is one of the most important holidays. without question, many people blindly follow its observance.
Moreover, they assume that Jesus was actually born on December 25th. Because we look to Christ as our Savior, it is important to take a deeper look
into his birth. We often hear people say, "Let's put Christ back into Christmas!" Perhaps we should investigate just how Christ got into
Christmas in the first place.
Most Bible scholars agree that Christmas is of pagan origin. In his book 4000 Years of Christmas, Earl W. Count, Professor of Anthropology at Hamilton
College, explains the origin of the Christmas celebration:
"We do not know its beginning . . . we do not really know when the Christ child it venerates was born: or the time and place when Christmas was first
celebrated: or exactly how it was that, over the centuries, a bishop saint of Asia Minor, and a pagan god of the Germans merged to become Santa
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Few people realize that the origins of a form of Christmas was pagan & celebrated in Europe long before anyone there had heard of Jesus Christ.
So, any argument that Christ is/are/am/was/were "the reason for the season" is invalid.
Yule tide was a celebration to get through the winter and please the "gods" so that a good planting season could be obtained in the spring.