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To: Alex Murphy

Like most early Christian rites, including baptism, the Christmas tree started as a pagan ritual. It was connected with the pagan Feast of Saturnalia, or winter festival.

Adoption of pagan rituals made it easier to convert the populace by using rites they already found familiar.

If you go to St. Peter’s and take the Scavi Tour (2 levels below the main altar), you will tour pagan burial rooms with receptacles built into the floor to receive pagan blood sacrifices.

And so, that which is old becomes new again.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 3:28:47 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: SaxxonWoods; victim soul; Isabel2010; Smokin' Joe; Michigander222; PJBankard; scottjewell; ...
Like most early Christian rites, including baptism, the Christmas tree started as a pagan ritual.
Really? Baptism started as pagan?
6 posted on 12/09/2012 3:45:59 PM PST by narses
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Like most early Christian rites, including baptism, the Christmas tree started as a pagan ritual.
Really? Baptism started as pagan?
7 posted on 12/09/2012 3:46:39 PM PST by narses
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Like most early Christian rites, including baptism, the Christmas tree started as a pagan ritual.
Really? Baptism started as pagan?
9 posted on 12/09/2012 3:47:28 PM PST by narses
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To: SaxxonWoods

Every year, aside from all the fighting over manger scenes and too much on the secular songs, we have to endure this pagan roots crap about Christmas trees.

It is so disingenuous but it is supposed to sound so intellectual.

These are people who probably wouldnd’t visit a white headed member of the family and gain some meaningful family history because old people are “boring stupid and don’t have any acquaintance with reality”, but these people are totally unaware of the goood they could do by touting the pagan roots of abortion which this country promotes at about 1.2 mil PER YEAR just in this country, without even going to the subject of our deporting this ritual whose roots are pagan.

So, excuse me while I KAK!


10 posted on 12/09/2012 4:41:08 PM PST by stanne
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