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Was Jesus born on the 25th of December?

  1. Emmanuel Marosi profile image49
    Emmanuel Marosiposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. WryLilt profile image92
      WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Most Christian events now are based on pagan holidays and are full of pagan symbolism.

      1. Emmanuel Marosi profile image49
        Emmanuel Marosiposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        can you elaborate on how that birthdate came up?

        1. Jerami profile image72
          Jeramiposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          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.

    2. Disappearinghead profile image79
      Disappearingheadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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?

      1. Reality Bytes profile image82
        Reality Bytesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        This is it!

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      Rayne123posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        ??  All of the norther hemisphere has the seasons at the same time; Dec. 25th is in winter everywhere north of the equator.

        The southern hemisphere has their seasons just the opposite; Dec. 25 is summer everywhere south of the equator.