I asked the ‘Internet’ if these holidays were pagan and I am giving you one of the ‘better’ links I found for the simple search “Is ________ pagan?”. Read them all if you wish, but I have an entirely different direction for all of this:
Christmas – Pagan? You betcha
Halloween – Pagan? You betcha
Thanksgiving – Pagan? You betcha
April Fools Day – Pagan? You betcha
St. Patrick’s Day – Pagan? You betcha
Valentine’s Day – Pagan? You betcha
New Years Day – Pagan? You betcha (Loose)
Lent – Pagan? You betcha
Mother’s and Father’s Day – Pagan? You betcha
Labor Day – Pagan? You betcha (Loose)
Leap Year – Pagan? You betcha (Well, some are interested in making it more pagan)
Celebrating Your Birthday – Pagan? You betcha
And of course the main attraction this time of year … Easter – Pagan? You betcha
My point was never about these being ‘pagan’. I am tired of the brash ideal; if you do something for or during these holidays, ignorant or with the knowledge of the fact there are possible pagan origins, you are foolish and ungodly for the act.
I have a rare fact for those of you who may not have realized it … ‘pagans’ have always been around, are still around, and will be around until God deems time to be up. Not so long ago, 2000 years – give or take – most of us ‘Christians’ fit nicely into the category.
Righteous and upright people have a reason to celebrate, and ‘the pagans’ come and create a rebuttal reason to celebrate as well, in order to destroy what is ‘holy’. Then the reverse happens. The pagan gains a reason to celebrate and the righteous and upright create a rebuttal reason to destroy and take over their reason.
Have we completely and totally forgotten what Paul wrote to those in Rome? Continue Reading