I don't understand this culture of Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December. This date, according to the Jews calender, is a cold wheather. The bible says that when Jesus was born the shepherds were herding the sheep outside at night. I just don't understand this conflicting culture.
Most Christian events now are based on pagan holidays and are full of pagan symbolism.
can you elaborate on how that birthdate came up?
Dec 25 came up to coincide with an already existing Roman holiday.
The purpose? to unite the Roman citizens.
Jesus was most likely born on Sept. 29th. There was an excelent Hub written on this a few years ago. I think maybe Juda's Daughter wrote it.
Feel free to Google this yourself, but its all to do with Roman pagan feasts of saturnalia, or Egyptian Ra feasts, celebrated just after the winter solstice. They signify new birth, new beginnings which on the face of it was what Jesus' birth was all about. To ease the transfer from paganism to Christianity, the Church was happy to adopt the pagan festivals, tweak their meanings and symbology, and trim off the undesirable bits.
It's all about Sun (Son) worshiping.
The Sun reaches it's lowest altitude on the horizon in around noon on Dec. 22. It stays there for 3 days and then "rises" back up from the horizon.
Does this story sound familiar?
Well maybe he wasnt born on that day, but weather wise, weather is different in these months all over the world, so really that would have nothing to do with it.
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