Posted on December 2, 2012

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In Defense: The Blog

As we enter the Christmas season, the controversies surrounding the holiday have become all too prevalent once again. We hear many things about Christmas this time of year, as people try to erase any mention of Christ from our society. Much of the controversy revolves around the date itself, December 25th.

We are told that this date was originally a pagan holiday, and that Christmas arose out of pagan rituals. We are told that we can’t put “Christ” back in Christmas, because He was never in it to start with. Consequently, we are told that it is wrong for Christians to celebrate Christmas. What of these claims? What is this day all about?

Christians, in fact, did not celebrate Christmas until the 4th century A.D. and there were already pagan festivals being celebrated during this time of year. These festivals were centered around the winter solstice, which was marked by…

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