Thursday, December 2, 2010

The truth Behind the Traditions of Christmas.

Commemorating Jesus’ birth ?

Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary as a fulfillment of the Old Testament's Messianic prophecy. The Bible contains two differing accounts which describe the events surrounding Jesus' birth.These biblical accounts are found in the Gospel of Matthew, namely Matthew 1:18, and the Gospel of Luke, specifically Luke 1:26 and 2:40. According to these accounts, Jesus was born to Mary, assisted by her husband Joseph, in the city of Bethlehem.

Although nominally a Christian holiday, Christmas is also widely celebrated by many non-Christians and many of its popular celebratory customs have pre-Christian or secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, music, an exchange of greeting cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various decorations; including Christmas trees, lights, garlands, mistletoe, nativity scenes, and holly. In addition, several similar mythological figures, known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and Santa Claus among other names, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season.

Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses.
The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.
The religion and the birth of Christ has almost taking a back site to Santa Clause and Presents. Children now associate Christmas to holiday, family and lots and lots of present.

Did you know that most of Christmas tradition are originated in Scandinavia by the Norseman? That most of the tradition we are so familiar today are from pagan gods rituels? for example; the tradition of burning a single log for 12 days was to celebrating a Sex God during the month of December... Watch this brief documentary... Next Christmas party I bet! you will be the center of attention with these interesting anecdotes.

The Thruth Behing the Christimas Traditions.
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Thank you

What is you opinion now... on Christmas?


Con Artist Trickster said...

I guess it's difficult for new religions to absolutely discard older beliefs; for the resistance would've been so harsh.
Sunday, the day when Christians go to church, some said it derived from the pagan praying day to the Sun.
(Just visiting and smiling for you.)

Valleyz said...

Thank you for the sharing! Have nice time!

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