Wat?. . CHRISTMAS. Christmas was invented to compete with a pagan holiday. Christianity wanted to attract more followers and the pagans loved their holidays so Christianity decide
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#7 - ThizzKing (11/27/2012) [+] (16 replies)
Christmas was invented to compete with a pagan holiday.
Christianity wanted to attract more followers and the pagans loved their holidays so Christianity decided they would put their own holiday on top of the pagan one. Kind of a dick move actually lol.
#14 - giljo (11/27/2012) [+] (2 replies)
User avatar #2 - thanksgivingturkey (11/27/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Well it was originally a Pagan holiday to celebrate the winter solstice...
BUT funny, so thumbs,
#97 - lolzordz (11/27/2012) [-]
celebrated christmas before it was cool
#119 - silverlance (11/27/2012) [-]
Christmas started out as the pagan winter solstice festival, so plenty of people celebrated it before the birth of christ
User avatar #37 - durrniel (11/27/2012) [+] (7 replies)
"Christmas" has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. The holiday of Christmas originates from an old roman celebration called Saturnalia. This day was supposed to honor one of their gods, Saturn. This holiday, along with a number of other pagan holidays/festivals, were celebrated around late December as well. Jesus wasn't even born on the 25th of December. The bible makes no mention of an exact date, only describing the type of weather which indicates it was nowhere near 25th of December.

Saturnalia was adopted by Christendom overtime because they wanted to convert more people and pagans into "Christians". To make this easier, pagans were allowed to take with them some of their traditions, like Saturnalia, easter (dedicated to the goddess Esther/Eostre), new year and even the "Christian" cross symbol along with many more pagan traditions.

Interesting stuff if you ask me ;)
#22 - theluppijackal (11/27/2012) [+] (7 replies)
Christmas was a Pagan holiday to celebrate the winter equinox.
#104 - glasgowrangers (11/27/2012) [-]
Celebrating Jesus' birth

On a day totally unrelated to the birth of Jesus
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#118 - aerosol (11/27/2012) [+] (4 replies)
One can celebrate christmas as a commercial holiday and not just a religious one.
(not trying to offend; just making an observation)
#44 - sirpatch (11/27/2012) [-]
pic related
User avatar #13 - tealkangaroo (11/27/2012) [-]
Christmas wasn't even originally a Christian holiday
#71 - devout feminist (11/27/2012) [+] (9 replies)
Christmas is a pagan holiday, it has nothing to do with the birth if Christ.
User avatar #86 to #71 - lorddarkskull (11/27/2012) [-]
december 25th was the date of a pagan holiday, christmas was put on the 25th because no one knew the day jesus was born, and christianity wanted to phase out pagan holidays

if i recall it was originally yule
User avatar #153 - Mrwizardpoop (11/27/2012) [-]
caveman hipsters
User avatar #94 - prostatepaul (11/27/2012) [+] (6 replies)
>implying christmas wasn't stolen by the christians
>implying putting up a christmas tree isn't considered a sin
User avatar #91 - theangryrussian (11/27/2012) [-]
considering the Christians stole Christmas from the Druids (they just renamed the winter solstice), and the druids were around thousands of years before the "birth of Christ", they were probably celebrating the winter solstice.
User avatar #56 - omenaaa (11/27/2012) [-]
They celebrated the Winter Solstice.
#117 - tobistrigoivii (11/27/2012) [+] (5 replies)
User avatar #127 to #123 - tobistrigoivii (11/27/2012) [-]
Every time someone makes this stupid argument it reminds me of choosing players on a little league baseball team. You don't know Albert Einstein because he died before you were born so shut the fuck up.
#5 - devout feminist (11/27/2012) [-]
Acually the scandinavian country's started christmas (saturnalia) it was originally on the darkest night of the year to remind people of the spring by bringing in a tree with something green on it.
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