Is December 25 really the birth date of Christ?

@shinobi (390)
Philippines
December 14, 2006 2:50pm CST
Help me on this one guys!
3 responses
@marvit79 (341)
• Italy
14 Dec 06
December 25th was once a Pegan holiday to help break up the cold dark bitterness of winter in northern Europe. The Catholic church used this date to help those that converted, and to also have something festive to celibrate in the cold winter months. My understanding is that Christ was born actually in early spring, during the time of Roman Tax Assesment. But to be honest, does it really matter? As long as we set one day aside to celibrate the birth of the Lord, it could be Feb 21, or Oct 17 for that matter. The only thing that matters is the REASON why we celibrate it. Take care, GOD bless.
@marvit79 (341)
• Italy
14 Dec 06
December 25th was once a Pagan holiday to help break up the cold dark bitterness of winter in northern Europe. The Catholic church used this date to help those that converted, and to also have something festive to celibrate in the cold winter months. My understanding is that Christ was born actually in early spring, during the time of Roman Tax Assesment. But to be honest, does it really matter? As long as we set one day aside to celibrate the birth of the Lord, it could be Feb 21, or Oct 17 for that matter. The only thing that matters is the REASON why we celibrate it. Take care, GOD bless. :)
@Neverhot (188)
• Italy
14 Dec 06
traditionally 25 december is the bith date of Christ.
• Canada
14 Dec 06
Its supposed to be, isn't it? I thought thats why Christians celebrated Christmas. If you mean that there is a conterversy surrounding this issue, I've never heard of it. If you liked my post, press the "+" button to the right of this post. Thanks!