Season’s Greetings All!
Theologians believe Jesus was born in September. There are many places on the web you can research this but John O. Reid has a good break down of why it is believed to be in September.
And I’ve stated this before, but I don’t consider any holiday to be religious. I believe Christmas is a state of mind, of giving and peace, and the gathering of family and friends. That Christianity makes a point of Dec. 25 being the magic day of when Christ was born, is poppycock. Little do many Christians know, but they are celebrating Christmas the same way I am, in spirit only. But I don’t fault anyone in their belief, just facts. If feeling in touch with your religion brings you closer to the sense of love and peace for mankind-then go for it! Just don’t tout it’s strictly a religious holiday.
Another interesting fact; this is why we have the Christmas tree as a part of the festivities. The Pagans believed in celebrating nature by carrying life into the spring. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime.
Heaven forbid the hard-core Christians ever find out they’re carrying-out a pagan ritual. I just love the holidays! *smirk*
Now for some gingerbread fun.