Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" I really didn't mean to cause an argument by posting this. Its just as a child my preacher ALWAYS said ... [snip!] ... right along with 1000 other things, again I surely didnt mean to cause an argument, was just looking for facts&info."
Aww yeah you defanitly didn't cause an argument! People have different veiws...it's life
Research on your own before you believe everyone on babygaga.
And not all believe that christmas was stolen was"stolen" from the Pagans instead some suggest that the 25 December birthdate for Christ was derived from a Jewish tradition:
"a prophet would have a ‘perfect lifespan’, an exact number of years from conception to death. Since Jesus died at Passover (the antitype of the lambs’ sacrifices), early on the Church celebrated the Annunciation on 25 March, when Gabriel announced the conception to Mary. A ‘perfect pregnancy’ of nine months resulted in a birth date of 25 December. The Roman Sol Invictus
or Unconquered Sun festivals actually post-date this Christian observance, which, as shown above, is common for alleged pagan parallels. Observation of this date by Christians goes back at least as far as AD 202 by Hippolytus of Rome in his Commentary on Daniel
, while it wasn’t AD 274 that Roman Emperor Aurelian proclaimed a celebration of Sol Invictus
, and no clear evidence that this date was celebrated until AD 354.
I recommend this article for some historical info that is not widely known about Christmas: http://www.piousfabrications.com/2010/12/pagan-origins-of-christmas.html