So many people are always talking about how Christmas is Pagan, and this is Pagan, and that is Pagan, etc. IMO, Christmas is NOT Pagan, it's Christian. Yule is Pagan. The timing of the Christian celebration may have been based on Yule for whatever reason (maybe it really was only to make Pagan conversion to Christianity easier, maybe it was because no one knew when Christ was born, maybe it was something else, maybe it was a combination of many things, etc.), but that doesn't make it a Pagan holiday. They are still two separate days and celebrated for different reasons.
So am I the only one who thinks about it this way and doesn't really get into the big debate every year?
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:08 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
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Answer by isabellalecour at 10:35 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Tina ... Really? You've NEVER heard of the holiday that has been discussed on these boards MANY times over the last MONTH?? Wow.
Anyway ... to answer the question ...
I really get tired of all the petty arguing over who gets to celebrate what and why or what holiday has what roots. I celebrate both. Besides, these days, Christmas is more secular than religious, so what does it really matter?
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 9:40 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by MamaK88 at 12:05 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:08 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by AtHomeMommy-3 at 4:28 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
I am neither Christian, or pagan, but I agree with you.
Answer by Armonia at 4:36 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
I think the main thing that people fight about is not that it is a pegan holiday (because it is christian) but because of the things that they use....The tree yada yada...my SIL got in a uge debate with DH about all of that on christmas lol. About how the burning the yule log was ALWAYS christian....but I was only able to hear one side lol....It was funny hearing her yelling at him on occasion lol. But I dont think it maters...I am wiccan and still celebrate christmas....just not for the reasons that christians do....I just celebrate the time of year....its an extended yule or winter solstice(sorry cant spell today lol)
Answer by Shelii at 10:13 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 10:32 AM on Dec. 27, 2010