Dec 20, 2008

A competitive environment

"In A.D. 274, the Roman Emperor Aurelian inaugurated Dec. 25 as the pagan "Birth of the Unconquered Sun" celebration, at the calendar point when daylight began to lengthen. Supposedly, Christians then borrowed the date and devised Christmas to compete with paganism." Read more.

And here's more on Saturnalia, the pagan festival nowadays known as the Christmas holidays.

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