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Seven Facts About Christmas You Did Not Know

Although not particularly religious — unless, of course, by “religious” you mean one who religiously likes fast cars and fast women — I nonetheless enjoy Christmastime, and the reason for this is that Christmastime represents something more fundamental than the Pagan celebration of Saturnalia and the solstice, or the Christian celebration of Christ’s birth, or…

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Christmas And Its Origins

Syncretism is a word that means combining or reconciling opposing practices and principles. It is most commonly used in a religious or philosophical context, and as with Easter, Christmas too is syncretic in its origins: a pagan celebration whose provenance long predates Christ’s birth, but which eventually made its way into the Christian mainstream. In…

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