I keep seeing people say that Christmas was first a pagan holiday...so I wanted to see if anyone else agreed with me...here it is (some is copied, some is not).
The question of whether Christmas is pagan enters into the idea of cultural practices. Some have made the assertion that Christmas has pagan origins. Christmas does not have pagan origins, but there are winter celebrations that are pagan. There was, for example, a saturnal celebration around the time of Christmas that pagans celebrated, which was actually a temptation for Christians to participate in that had pagan content to it. So the church changed the day that they celebrated the birth of Christ.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Nov. 29, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs
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