Sunday, December 23, 2007

War on Christmas™

St. Anastasia Basilica, in Rome (AP photo)

The church where the tradition of celebrating Christmas on Dec. 25 may have begun was built near a pagan shrine as part of an effort to spread Christianity, a leading Italian scholar says.


Photo by Larry Katzman

For your edification or confusion: The Celtic* cross may well date back to the druids, pre-Christianity, and the circle represents the sun god. I say may well because scholars are reluctant to pin their reputations on an opinion. There are also many other interpretations of its origins.

The guys in the pub I visited in Cork, Ireland buy into the sun god thingie. And they were kewl guys, so I buy into it too.

Ah yes, the world has always been smoke and mirrors.

Aren't you just fascinated by the rojak (Japanese for eclectic) things you learn at SPIIDERWEB™?

* BTW, more info for ya. Its not "sell tick", its "Keltic".



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