December 25, 2012

Is It REALLY Happy Birthday to Jesus Today?

Is today really the correct day to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ?  If you're like me, you've heard so many (ever popular) conflicting secular rationales for why it's probably not:

- It would have been too cold outside in December for the shepherds to have been abiding in the fields.

- It's really just the Catholic Church usurping and replacing the pagan feast of Saturnalia.

- The Church just wanted to combat the pagan superstitions associated with the Winter Solstice.

- Etc., etc., etc.

Well, here's a (bit lengthy, but thorough and concise) explanation as to exactly why the Church set the feast day for the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ squarely on December 25th:

So celebrate with confidence and enjoy!

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