The Xmas Thread: Discussions on secular/pagan practices

Loutzenhiser's picture

This thread is for the discussion of secular/pagan Xmas problems and thoughts. I used Xmas to differentiate this thread form the Christmas thread. To discuss the birth of Jesus please use the Christmas Thread.

noprem's picture

As a general comment on the topic:

I once read the World Book Encyclopedia's entry on Christmas, and it read like an atheist or fundamentalist tract on the topic. IOW, wrong time of year, symbols borrowed from paganism, etc. But without the vitriol. :-)
I came away thinking that those who are believers in Jesus but who refuse to celebrate the holidays are commended by history, at least. (If not by their in-laws.)

(I use that particular reference because it is common in schools and is part of our popular culture. Other companies' entries read about the same.)