Dear John and Doves:
Josh asked the question, "Shouldn't the
Christmas season be primarily a time to celebrate the
single most significant event in all of human history?"
I would ask, what IS the "single most significant
event in all of human history"? It can't
be the birth of Christ, because THE DISCIPLES AND THE
EARLY CHURCH NEVER CELEBRATED IT!
Excuse my emphasis, but the
church has been sold a pig in a poke! "Christmas" is
simply Saturnalia in drag. It's a toned-down Mardi
Gras in December, a disgrace to the church and a dishonor to
I would submit that the
resurrection is the most significant event, NOT the
nativity. In addition, if we're going to celebrate the
birth of Christ, let's at least get the facts right.
The traditional Christmas story is fraught with errors, as
most of us already know. And it appears that many
Christians are okay with that because "we've always done it