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Christmas Has Become a Pagan Holiday According to ChristiaNet.com Poll

There are 71 comments on the www.earnedmedia.org story from Dec 10, 2007, titled Christmas Has Become a Pagan Holiday According to ChristiaNet.com Poll. In it, www.earnedmedia.org reports that:

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rane

Lexington Park, MD

#1 Dec 10, 2007
wow.

“Here to stay!”

Since: Oct 07

Pasco, WA

#2 Dec 10, 2007
Geez
Calvin

Boston, MA

#3 Dec 10, 2007
I am not surprised with Americans meteralisc mindset this idea of pagan if the meaning is correct must be at leat considered and that for whos reperccsuions cannot be sought out than i will solemly degress this fact.

Since: Apr 07

Morrison, IL

#4 Dec 10, 2007
If it has then it's about time it came full circle.
Joe

Bideford, UK

#5 Dec 11, 2007
Well, as a practicing Wiccan. It has to be stated YET AGAIN, that the Pagan equivalent to Christmas is Yule, which pre-dates Christianity anyway. From this article it appears that there are a few moans about the commercial and rather greedy aspect to Christmas. This is not Pagan by the way. As a Pagan I celebrate Yule and I also dislike the commercial side to this season. I also enjoy watching Christian practitioners, singing carols, putting on nativity plays etc.. I personally love this time of year. Please just remember that things like Santa Claus, the amount of crippling debts and selfishness seen at this time of year are not Pagan, for at this time of year, I to look for the deeper spiritual meaning BB XX
ravineyes

Buffalo, NY

#6 Dec 13, 2007
That article just floors me. Leave it to Christians to "blam Pagans" for THEIR holiday becoming superficial. Why don't they blame the retail stores, tv commercials and hallmark instead of us. I am a practicing Wiccan, I celebrate Yule with my children who also, due to their father who is an atheiest, celebrate Christmas. If they are so bent out of shape about Pagans and christmas, then why did they choose to celebrate Christs birthday (which is in the spring) five days after we celebrate the birth of Our God?? Amazing...
Druidess

Middlesbrough, UK

#7 Jan 2, 2008
This Christmas I didn't revieve a single religious Christmas card (e.g. nativity scene) if it wasn't for the few Santa ones and the words Merry Christmas they could pass for Yule cards. It was basically snowflakes and holly lolness
Sam

Burnaby, Canada

#8 Jan 2, 2008
No hun, we have Yule. I wonder why that's so hard to get...
Druidess

Middlesbrough, UK

#9 Jan 2, 2008
Sam wrote:
No hun, we have Yule. I wonder why that's so hard to get...

I know we do lol, what's your point??
Druidess

Middlesbrough, UK

#10 Jan 2, 2008
.... that is if you were talking to me and not Cynth :)
Sam

Burnaby, Canada

#11 Jan 2, 2008
Nope, I was talking to thin air.xD

I do that alot.
Druidess

Middlesbrough, UK

#12 Jan 2, 2008
^_^ Sam you're crazy!!
Sam

Burnaby, Canada

#13 Jan 2, 2008
Yuppers. I enjoy it so much.Harhar-lobnk-

No, I don't know what that means either.
Jihad

Boston, MA

#14 Apr 9, 2008
Christmas is becoming more marketing nowadays, and sadly America is taking religion away form us so.....):

yes christmas is becoming a pagan holiday for those who aren't faithful christians.Not me of cource

“Dont judge me.”

Since: Dec 07

New Port Richey, FL

#15 Apr 9, 2008
Christmas is bcomming a halmark holiday. BEWARE HALMARK AND WAL-MART AND TAKING OVER THE WORLD!!!rofl

“All knowledge is worth having.”

Since: Feb 08

West Palm Beach

#16 Apr 9, 2008
Jihad wrote:
Christmas is becoming more marketing nowadays, and sadly America is taking religion away form us so.....):
yes christmas is becoming a pagan holiday for those who aren't faithful christians.Not me of cource


Yule, are as the Christian faith calls it Christmas, is a Pagan holiday. Christ, the supposed reason for Christmas, wasn't born in the winter. It was a tactic of the church, back in the day, in order to completly subjugate a conquored people to remove from them their religion. So more and more of the Christian holidays that are celebrated today share a very similar time frame with Pagan holidays. So yes, Jihad, Christmas is very much a Pagan holiday.=)

Oh..and if your so anti-Pagan. Don't put up a Christmas tree at Christas, or decorate eggs at Easter, and heaven forbid you take them to see the Easter bunny. Don't let your children go trick or treating, don't carve a pumpkin and I could go on with my list of Pagan traditions that have been bastardized...I mean Christianized.

Honestly one of the things that has always amused me the most was seeing a bunch of darling little Christian girls dancing around a May pole. It's everything I can do to keep a straight face at that point.

“Farewell”

Since: Mar 08

GREENWOOD

#17 Apr 9, 2008
DawnK wrote:
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....I could go on with my list of Pagan traditions that have been bastardized...I mean Christianized.
Tee Hee!
Jihad

Boston, MA

#18 Apr 13, 2008
Hallowean is not a religious holiday now

When does it matter when Christ was born, the point is to celebrate his life and coming.... Not to argue meaningless points of his his exact birt date.

I fallow a religion that has been recorded by many for thousands of years.. not some made up religion of deranged ancients!!(:

“Farewell”

Since: Mar 08

GREENWOOD

#19 Apr 13, 2008
Jihad wrote:
Hallowean is not a religious holiday now
When does it matter when Christ was born, the point is to celebrate his life and coming.... Not to argue meaningless points of his his exact birt date.
I fallow a religion that has been recorded by many for thousands of years.. not some made up religion of deranged ancients!!(:
Paganism has been around for over 30,000 years and Christianity has been around for 2000 years. That's a big difference. Most Christian holidays are actually based on Pagan celebrations, including Christmas which was originally the celebration of the Yule and the winter solstice. Even the Christmas tree is a Pagan symbol.

Since: Apr 07

Morrison, IL

#20 Apr 13, 2008
Jihad wrote:
Halloween is not a religious holiday now
When does it matter when Christ was born, the point is to celebrate his life and coming.... Not to argue meaningless points of his his exact birt date.
I fallow a religion that has been recorded by many for thousands of years.. not some made up religion of deranged ancients!!(:
And for plenty of people, Christmas is no longer a religious holiday either. So I don't see your point, that my religion is as ignored as yours is? Okay fine, it's a tie.

But, um, I follow a religion that predates yours. Not that I really think longevity determines truth, but it was the PAGAN Romans who ruled the world back during your biblical times. So if the pagan Romans were around before your Christ was born, then I guess I win that time-line argument. I, and the Hindus, and Buddhists. Plenty of folks predate you Christians. So while I still don't see what you hoped to prove by puffing yourself up and citing the 2000+ years of Christianity, I still think you picked a losing fight.

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