Letters to the Editor
God, Bless Us Everyone!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
ELM from 98801 writes:
December 22, 2011
Many who are excitedly preparing for their Christmas celebrations would prefer not knowing about the holiday’s real significance. Christmas is a lie. Many of the most popular Christmas customs – including Christmas trees, mistletoe, Christmas presents, and Santa Claus – are modern incarnations of the most depraved pagan rituals ever practiced on earth.
How Christmas Came to Be Celebrated on December 25: Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25. The festival began when Roman authorities chose "an enemy of the Roman people" to represent the "Lord of Misrule." Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures thr...oughout the week. At the conclusion of the festival, the victim was murdered. Ancient Greek writer poet & historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time. In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season). In the 4th Century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it. Based on historical records, Jesus's birth occurred on September 11, 3 BCE. Popular myth puts his birth on December 25th in the year 1 C.E. In winter, shepherds did not 'watch their flock by night all seated on the ground.' Sheep were never left in the field in winter. The New Testament gives no date or year for Jesus's birth. Because of it's known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and it's observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681.
ELM from 98801 writes:
December 24, 2011
Long long ago, Christmas trees were seen as pagan in origon. Proof cited in Hebrew Verson of Jeremiah 10:3-4, states, "For the customs of the peoples are false: a tree from the forest is cut down, and worked with an ax by the hands of an artisan. People deck it with silver and gold they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move."
King James begs to differ with Jeremiah in King James Version (KJV) of Jeremiah 10:3-4: "For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not."
Another differ arrives on the scene in New International Version (NIV) of Jeremiah 10:3-4:"For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter."
Twists & turns that should make Jeremiah turn over in his grave!! And, others question!
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