Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups

Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups (https://forums.off-road.com/forum.php)
-   The NOT-Off-Road Lounge (https://forums.off-road.com/not-off-road-lounge/)
-   -   Dec 25 wasn't Jesus' birthday! (https://forums.off-road.com/not-off-road-lounge/202353-dec-25-wasnt-jesus-birthday.html)

superswamper 12-12-2004 11:21 PM

Dec 25 wasn\'t Jesus\' birthday!
 

JeepnGreg 12-17-2004 08:21 AM

Re: Dec 25 wasn\'t Jesus\' birthday!
 
i didnt go through all the posts there in that link but.....

thats a pretty commonly accepted fact for theology experts.....what i remember learning is that the early church selected that date because it coincided with the pagan holiday at the same time....this was meant to detract from people celebrating both holidays (and thus retain pagan traditions), and it also made for a smoother transition.....

i dont rember toooo much more since i learned that in HS,... but kinda a neat fact

abnormaltoy 12-19-2004 05:11 PM

Re: Dec 25 wasn\'t Jesus\' birthday!
 
The date was, in my opinion, a way for the early Catholic church to con the local Pagans into joining up. A quick search will produce evidence that all of "traditional" Christian holy days are in fact co-opted Pagan holy days.
Mark


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1994-2009, VerticalScope Inc. // Off Road forums & discussion groups sitemap
side by side | atv | dirtbike | snowmobile | sandsport | competition | land use | Jeep | Toyota | Ford | GM

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome