Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

I've just got back from church.

It's funny how it works out, one day you think faith is dead and the next day the priest delivers a killer sermon specifically for that. It's true what is said, God doesn't give up on his people.

I had a nice time.

In case people wonder which pagan festival Christmas is supposed to be based on, it is the festival of Sol Invictus. And the possible reason why the two are celebrated on the same day:-

"Some scholars maintain that December 25 was only adopted in the 4th century as a Christian holiday after Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity to encourage a common religious festival for both Christians and pagans"

There's more. Keep reading the links, very educational and interesting.

But to me personally, the exact date doesn't matter. The more important thing is why we celebrate Christmas and what it means.

Merry Christmas to all of you and peace and good will to all people.

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