Was Christmas Really a Pagan Holiday?

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It is almost certain that you’ll run into some well meaning fool who likes to smirk at holiday decorations and with an air of popping the balloons of children announce that “Jesus wasn’t really born on Christmas, you know.”  They will often continue with “Christmas is just another pagan festival that Christianity stole.”  Well, Virginia, it just isn’t so.  Here is a link to a terrific article on the subject, originally published in 2003 in Touchstone magazine by William J. Tighe.

So when your office version of Sheldon Cooper comes around and spouts nonsense like “Jesus was born in the summer,” or “Constantine made it up,” (seriously?) point them our way and share the facts in Professor Tighe’s succinct piece. Enjoyable reading, my friends!

 

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