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Six Men Who Tried To Paganize the Origins of Christmas But Failed

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  • Six Men Who Tried To Paganize the Origins of Christmas But Failed

    Every Christmas season, the usual myths are hauled out and distributed for popular consumption. You know them. We’ve all heard or read them.
    • That Christmas celebrations were stolen from the Romans
    • The Christmas tree is a pagan hangover
    • That other gods had virgin births
    • That Yule and the mistletoe are all about Odin
    These falsehoods are repeated often and loudly, under the guise of being “historical truths.” And strangely they still stump most Christians, who are then filled with doubt about what they believe.

    Of course, these myths were designed to elicit precisely this sort of reaction from believers.

    All of them were invented in the 18th- and 19th-centuries by specific writers, who were looking for ways to finally destroy traditional Christianity, and specifically Roman Catholicism. It was, in fact, a continuation of the Black Legend (the anti-Catholic propaganda of the Protestants, which continues to this day and has now been taken up by secularists).

    Six writers of such legends have had the most long-reaching influence, despite peddling in ahistorical and groundless suppositions.

    Paul Ernst Jablonski (1693-1757),
    Ernst Friedrich Wernsdorf (1718-1782)
    Edward Gibbons (1737-1794)
    Alexander Hislop (1807-1865)
    Charles William King (1818-1888)
    Gerald Massey (1828-1907)

    https://preachersinstitute.com/2018/...as-but-failed/
    In accordance with the Apostolic faith delivered to us by tradition from the Fathers, I have delivered the tradition, without inventing anything extraneous to it. What I have learned, that I inscribed, comfortably with the Holy Scriptures

  • #2
    Originally posted by Iakobos View Post
    Every Christmas season, the usual myths are hauled out and distributed for popular consumption.
    Anybody with their EYES OPEN already knows, at least in the U.S. what Christmas is all about.

    MAKING MONEY!!!!! MAKING MONEY!!! MAKING MONEY!!!

    Nothing else - except a little "lip service" from the churches, and "Hallmark Christmas horrors".

    THAT'S THE TOTALITY of "Christmas in the USA"

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      No one, not one person, nor one group, HAD TO PAGANIZE the pagan holidays. Something that starts pagan, and continues pagan, does not need any further paganization, does it ?

      When Christians are tricked into observing pagan holidays, and when they refuse to DO what GOD'S WORD says to DO, they will suffer, and

      those

      who tricked them will suffer also.

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      • #4
        The Church has many traditions and practices that are of Jewish origin as well but Protestants never say anything bad about that.

        For example the holy kiss or kiss of peace that was practiced by Peter and Paul came from Jewish custom not from Odin or the Romans or the Greeks.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jethro77 View Post
          No one, not one person, nor one group, HAD TO PAGANIZE the pagan holidays. Something that starts pagan, and continues pagan, does not need any further paganization, does it ?

          When Christians are tricked into observing pagan holidays, and when they refuse to DO what GOD'S WORD says to DO, they will suffer, and

          those

          who tricked them will suffer also.
          The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior according to the Flesh was never pagan. Elements of paganism that is true is always true and is by default already part of the Church. Paganism corrupts or distorts the reality, the Church brings it back in line with reality.
          In accordance with the Apostolic faith delivered to us by tradition from the Fathers, I have delivered the tradition, without inventing anything extraneous to it. What I have learned, that I inscribed, comfortably with the Holy Scriptures

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