"the Christmas celebration was created by the early Church in order to entice pagan Romans to convert to Christianity without losing their own winter celebrations. Certain prominent gods and goddesses of other religions in the region had their birthdays celebrated on December 25, including Ishtar, Sol Invictus and Mithras." - Wikipedia
Did you know that no one is really sure when Jesus Christ was born? Some churches celebrate His birth as January 6. Other scholars think Christ was born in the spring or summer and yet others think He was born in November.
But everyone generally agrees that Jesus Christ was not born on December 25th.
And did you know that Santa Claus is based on a pagan God named Odin? Apparently Odin was a pagan God in the mythology of people who would today be considered Germanic or Northern Europeans. There were tales of kids leaving their boots by the fireplace and Odin would leave food in them.
So when we celebrate Christmas aren't we mixing Christianity with paganism?
Do you think that most people know the origins of Christmas and that December 25th has nothing to do with the birth of Christ? What do you think about this?
And on the subject of religion; read a great post from BoringBlackChick here.