Scholars say the fact that the star or Jerusalem in the year of Jesus' birth would have only been visible in JUNE (Hence Jesus was Born in June...) I have seen other posts waying he was likely born in the fall (because you really could not survive sleeping in a barn in the dead of winter)... we celebrate Xmas in Dec. Many think that it was an attempt to overtake the old pagan winter holiday (that celebrated the birthday of the sun god... Christmas in Dec. was intoduced by Constantine.)

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Submitted by at 9:12 AM on Dec. 17, 2008
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Do you think Jesus was really born on Christmas (Dec. 25th) Day?

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Submitted by at 9:12 AM on Dec. 17, 2008
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  • BlueOrchid...
    Submitted by   at 9:33 AM on December 17, 2008

    I'm having some serious doubts that Jesus even existed. If he did, he was a mere man, nothing more.

  • MamaBee07
    Submitted by   at 10:51 AM on December 17, 2008

    The day doesn't matter so much to me as the event itself. Jesus Christ's birth, death and resurrection that help make up the basic foundations of the Christian Faith (all Christian denominations basically believe in those particular events). To me, it's cool having it in the winter and thinking of Christ as light of the world and all that stuff, but that's pretty much 'cause that's what I'm used to...if we celebrated His birth on another day, then that's what I'd be used to.

    I also have heard that some research would suggest Jesus was born in September. But like I said, it's the event that matters to me, not the exact date.

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 10:53 AM on December 17, 2008

    I know He wasn't born on Christmas day, and I know Dec. 25th was a pagan holiday before the Christians started celebrating Christ's birth.

    With Christianity, every day is a day that the Lord has made - and if there's going to be a celebration, we're going to celebrate Christ. The same with Easter - the celebration of Venus, "goddess of love & fertility." (hence the easter eggs, bunnies....)

    I know they weren't our holidays first. Christians usually choose to worship Christ on those days, or sometimes they just don't observe the days. It's not like we're going to worship a sun god or love god.

    I don't expect a pagan or atheist person to celebrate the Passover either.... what they do during the Passover is their business.

  • forRobyn
    Submitted by   at 11:58 AM on December 17, 2008

    I know Jesus was born on one of the days during the year, but I don't think anyone on earth really knows which day. The important thing to me is that His birth is Celebrated!!

  • allgirls
    Submitted by   at 1:22 PM on December 17, 2008

    I celebrate the fact that Christ was born not when he was born. How lucky we are that he was born and have a Father that loves us so much.

  • allgirls
    Submitted by   at 1:28 PM on December 17, 2008

    Christians started to celebrate it then because they were being killed for there faith and they could celebrate and not be questioned. They took on some of the pagan traditions yule tide,wreaths etc. on there doors and such but had there own traditions on the inside of there home.We are so lucky to live in a country where we have the right to believe what we want and not be killed.

  • mommerbean
    Submitted by   at 1:56 PM on December 17, 2008

    I have to be honest and say that I don't know who or what to believe anymore. Wait long enough and you find out a truth is a lie... I don't think the actual "day" is that important, I don't know when my cat was born so we celebrate the day we found him. A question to the post above me, all girls, how did the Christmas tree come about?

  • roachiesmo...
    Submitted by   at 3:45 PM on December 17, 2008

    Uh, no, all girls, it's more pagan aspects were usurped by the church to convert the masses. Nicer than the other often used method of the time, "convert or die" but still based in lies and theft/misrepresentation of of tradition. It is nice to know that according to the handbook, that is completely against the rules, and they have been leading you all down the primrose path to your hell ever since the 4th century.

  • AmaliaD
    Submitted by   at 5:15 PM on December 17, 2008

    i know the christmas tree was first a german tradition, beyond that i dunno, interesting debate about which is it, christains being persecuted and hiding under teh cover of pagan traidition or christians forcing their will upon the pagan masses and accepting small stuff to help convert them i really dont know! interesting though, oven is beeping... darn it!

  • 2autistics...
    Submitted by   at 9:00 PM on December 17, 2008

    According to the medieval English writer the Venerable Bede, Christian missionaries sent to proselytize among the Germanic peoples of northern Europe were instructed to superimpose Christian themes upon existing local pagan holidays, to ease the conversion of the people to Christianity by allowing them to retain their traditional celebrations. Thus, Christmas was created by associating stories of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity, with the existing pagan Yule celebrations, similar to the formation of Halloween and All Saint's Day via Christianization of existing pagan traditions. From Nuff said

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