Please read & comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule
Many symbols and motifs associated with the modern holiday of Christmas derive from traditional pagan northern European Yule celebrations. The burning of the Yule log, the decorating of Yule trees, the eating of ham, the hanging of boughs, holly, mistletoe and others are all historically practices associated with Yule. When the Christianization of the Germanic peoples began, missionaries found it convenient to provide a Christian reinterpretation of popular pagan holidays such as Yule and allow the celebrations themselves to go on largely unchanged, versus trying to confront and suppress them...
Halloween and aspects of Easter celebrations are likewise assimilated from northern European pagan festivals...
Asked by Anonymous at 12:57 PM on Nov. 28, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs
I think people are judgemental in regards to religion is because they need to feel connected and special, so they think by causing a division, an us against them mentality, is going to make them happy , they are looking for a reason to love themselves, and are looking in the wrong place. G-d, love, bliss, happiness , is within, not within duality. To love yourself truly is to have no choice but to love everyone in the universe. Such a sad human condition, maybe that's our purpose, to find the love within us first, then share with others.....however, there is no you or me, we are one :)
(ooo feeling so spiritual today lol :)
Answer by FishingMama at 1:41 PM on Nov. 28, 2008
Answer by hibicent at 1:04 PM on Nov. 28, 2008
Dec 25 th the return ( or promise ) of the son
Solstice Dec 21st the return (or promise) of the sun
:) Similarities are quite beautiful, don't you agree :)
Blessed holidays to all who celebrate in this month.
Answer by FishingMama at 1:07 PM on Nov. 28, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Nov. 28, 2008
Answer by jenettyshome at 1:36 PM on Nov. 28, 2008
AMEN FishingMama!!! That was beautiful!
Answer by jenettyshome at 6:09 PM on Nov. 28, 2008
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:44 PM on Nov. 28, 2008