Christians, does it bother you that the majority of the traditions that society oberves at Christmas are Pagan?
It’s true, the Yule Log, the Tree, the mistletoe, the decorations, even the traditions of caroling are all Northern European Pagan traditions. In fact, if you take Jesus out of the celebrations for a secular Yuletide celebration, you have a traditional Pagan Solstice celebration. Doesn’t it concern you, even slightly that in the celebration of your gods birth, that there is so little of him in the celebration. Also, the holiday was used to celebrate the rebirth of the sun.
It is irrelevant whatever came before Christmas, because “CHRISTmas” is the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
The tree doesn’t matter, mistletoe doesn’t matter, a yule log doesn’t matter. Those things might be fun to enjoy, but they’re not WHY we have CHRISTmas.
The only thing that matters is:
Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given,
And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
If you ask me, that’s really something to celebrate.
Also, what are your original sources which show exactly what a “traditional Pagan Solstice celebration” contained?
And please cite a source that shows the tradition of caroling originated with pagans. Or for that matter, cite a carol originating with pagans if you can. And where can we view the manuscript, hmmm?