Christmas has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus
December 5, 2015 8:13am CST
Sometimes I really lament at the failure of Christianity. Christmas has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus despite all the Christmas songs, and cartoons, and whatever else. Many Christians either do not want to know, or really do not know about this fact. Jesus was not born in the month of December. If he had born in the month of December, he and his mother would not survive in the stable during winter time. The exact date of Jesus birth was not written down anywhere. The current date of 25 December to celebrate the birth of Jesus was chosen more than 300 years after the death of Jesus. It is all right for non-Christians to confuse Christmas as the actual birth day of Jesus, but Christians should have a better understanding.
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6 Dec 15
@scheng1 All these are assumptions. The words such as likely, assumed, probably all lead to speculation. This takes me to a statement about where Jesus' tomb was. Channel 4 made a declaration that it was not where everyone claims as they found a tomb which probably belonged to Jesus as there were writings there. . I wrote to Channel 4 a few years ago disputing that claim as English was not the language then Now there is a twist. .
New evidence has emerged claiming to reveal the true site of Jesus' burial place, the Talpiot Tomb. But do the clues support the finding?
5 Dec 15
Jesus was four years old when he was born. This confusing fact has to do with the change of calenders over the millenia. Yet, this as well as what you've written here is of no importance in my opinion. I don't find that this date or that date has anyting to do with the essence of Christianity. December 25th is a date people have agreed on worldwide. So what? If you want to argue about Christianity, there are enough issues. Btw, I'm writing this as a non-believer.