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Preparing for Christmas Ping!
posted on 12/23/2012 1:31:43 PM PST
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
Why post yet another thread that really
has at its premise a snarky denigration of "Protestants"? Funny that this post actually DOES show that the early Christians did NOT celebrate the birth of Christ and that all the trappings that slowly glommed onto the "holiday" - wreaths, decorated trees, lights, candles, presents, etc. - really DID have pagan origins.
I honestly do not have any problem with what has now been turned into an occasion to bring together families, delight children with fantasies, feasts and gift giving and to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world. But, there is no reason whatsoever to try to weasel out of the "true" origins of what this time has become. To try to blame those horrid "Protestants" for being such Grinches is worth a belly laugh only Santa can perfect!
posted on 12/23/2012 5:28:09 PM PST
(God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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