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← A very atheist Christmas

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"Christmas is only ‘Christian’ because ancient winter pagan celebrations were incorporated by the Church."

Yes, that's what I always say. Though personally I loathe xmas only a little bit less than I loathe the faux jollity of new year. Purely for emotive reasons. It's a time of year loved ones die, and I feel much more interested in reflection than ostentation.

Like Jesus, though, I love my mince pies.

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:47:03 UTC | #901792