Christmas is not our holiday. It just isn’t. It hasn’t been for over 30 years. It’s just that simple. Every year when one of my adult children says to someone who celebrates Christmas that they don’t, they are invariably asked, “How has that affected you?” making them feel like they have been deprived of something grandiose or that their parents are mean green ogres.
The whole Christ-mass concept is catholic and has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus nor is it found in Scripture, but I wanted to see if “Christ” is in Christmas in other languages or just English.
Quote from an article by David J. Meyer: “If you are an honest, sincere and discerning Christian, please read on; if not, you might as well stop right here. The World Book Encyclopedia defines “Christmas” as follows: “The word Christmas comes from “Cristes Maesse”, an early English phrase that means “Mass of Christ.” (1) It…
The ‘spirit’ behind Christmas has actually deceived the masses while perpetuating a false god worship that began in Mesopotamia with the god, Marduk. It progressed through early Europe and the Celts with the Yuletide and Scandinavia with “the Prodigal Sun.” As centuries passed, Persians celebrated it centered on the god Mithra, and eventually in Rome, it was commemorated as Saturn’s day or the Saturnalia.