The origins of holiday traditions

Sunday, December 21, 2008 | 12:00 p.m. CST

The holiday season is marked by many familiar images, such as light displays and Christmas trees. Such traditions provide the backdrop for many a visit with friends and family, the holiday shopping rush and other festivities — but where do these classic seasonal customs come from, and what is the meaning behind them? Click to read about the origins of your favorite holiday tradition.

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Ray Shapiro December 22, 2008 | 12:34 p.m.

What a sad tree it is without any angels and no nativity scene.
Where oh where is baby Jesus?

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Charles Dudley Jr December 22, 2008 | 12:57 p.m.

Well this one does not take a rocket scientist by far to research as most all of these modern traditional holy days of man are deeply rooted in paganistical religious practices.

Once Constantine converted to Christianity he brought along as well the customs of his own pagan followers and there fore developed a merging of the true Jewish Orthodox Christian Church mixed in with the pagainistic rituals of Constantine's own people.

This was part of the primary foundation of the old Holy Roman Church that developed out of that time and still lives on today because as in the Old Testament and even you can read it in the New Testament there are many references to the fact men would rather worship inanimate objects of wood,stone and other creations of their own hands than the true creation that is created by God Himself.

For anybody wanting to know more of what I am talking about just go to any search engine and type in "Babylonian Mystery Religion". It is quite the interesting theological study if you have the time.

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