Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Christmas in July

I was watching a documentary where a scholar rehashed the tired argument that Christmas was a former pagan holiday commandeered by Christians and the idea that Christ was born on December 25th is silly and misguided.

So what? Nothing new, right?

It's not the debate, it's the tone that bothers me. They say these things as if they are providing some great revelation to us simple minded Christians - who just never got them no good learnin.

I guess they think our reaction will be " What? Jesus really wasn't born on December 25th? Oh No! I've been wrong about everything. My whole faith is a sham based on a lie. "

News flash to anti-Christians: We are a lot smarter and sophisticated than you think. We know that it is unlikely that Jesus was born on the 25th of Dec. WE DON'T CARE. We picked a day and we went with it.

And so what if every Christian holiday replaced a pagan one. Isn't that what Christ came for? To do away with the old misconceptions and reveal Himself as the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

By the way - Holiday means Holy day. So, from now on, you anti-Christmas proponents cannot refer to Labor day, Presidents day, New Years Eve, etc. as holidays.

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