Ohhhhh yes he was
I wont go super theologic here, but too counter the pagan holidays near the winter solstice, the Catholics chose to place a "holy" day around the the solstice. They simply chose to put Christ's birth near the winter solstice. Years past and the pagan holidays fused with the Catholic holy day to create what we have today. Ever wondered why Christmas trees, wreaths, holly, and mistletoe ever got mixed with Christ's birth? Well they are from the pagan traditions around that time. And if you are a Christian you understand that Christ's birth was actually a fulfillment of God's promise to the Jews not the Gentiles. Christ's death and resurrection is far more important than his birth. In fact John, who wrote the book of John after the events of every other book, does not even mention the birth of Christ because His death and resurrection is far more superior. Oh, and I am not supporting Easter either. It's just as worse.
To sum it up, Christmas is the day in which Catholics chose to celebrate Christ's birth.
Ok, I did go super theologic... but I love truth and I do not want to dabble in lies or half-truths. Believe me or not, it's your choice.
Christmas: The day that Jesus was said to be born.
Along with other stuff.
My posts are way worse than CK's...
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A very merry (and very white-lacking...) Christmas to you all. I don't need to spout a bunch of religious junk, nor Christmas' origins or purpose; that's been covered in the past month in it's entirety by many posts and members alike. Regardless, join in on the commercialism and go buy something, the economy could use it. Once you've had your Xmas, come back to the thread and tell us how it was! What presents you got, what ya gave, what you had for your feast of a dinner... Share with us all the details.
... I'll certainly be reluctant to do so, since I'll be Skyrim-ing Christmas up.
Anywho, once again, a merry Christmas to y'all.
Aside from commercialism day of the year, we've got just two normal holidays today. Apparently I was wrong...
National Pumpkin Pie Day
Constitution Day (Taiwan)
National Pumpkin Pie Day is on Christmas... uh, what? I was ****ing confused this is the day for Pumpkin Pie, rather than a day in November... Eh, whatever. I loves me some pumpkin pie, and I'll be havin' some for tomorrow's dinner; nobody else will since I'm the only one who likes it. Ah well, more for me. Pumpkin Pie has a history you might not expect. The pie might of been baked and consumed as long ago as since 7000 BC. Even more confusing is that it's oldest origins are found in Mexico. You might think Native Americans would of pioneered it, but nah, think again. Eventually, French colonists brought back the recipe to France, where it quickly spread across Europe and such.
Taiwan's Constitution Day celebrates China finally being able to create a constitution, after years of the government struggling with unbalanced politics and the War of Resistance holding things up for more than a decade. But finally, after all the bullshit China managed to create it's constitution on 1946, Christmas day. It wouldn't be for another 17 years that the day was to be an official holiday, but I'd say it's still a big deal.
... And there ya have it, folks. The worst Christmas post on the internet. ._. How very deflating...