Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Christmas Origins: Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Justin Taylor of Between Two Worlds examines the conventional wisdom that Christianity "borrowed" December 25th from paganism's worship of the winter solstice. He cites articles two articles (William Tighe's Calculating Christmas, and Gene Veith's summary of Tighe's article, entitled Why December 25?) which challenge the "urban legend" of Christmas' pagan origins.

One of the comments also links a post by Bob Kauflin which addresses the question of whether Christians should celebrate Christmas at all. Something to think about.