Friday, December 25, 2009

The Meaning of Christmas

John and I were talking about the true meaning of Christmas this afternoon, and he shared with me this quote: Jeremiah 10:2-4
2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
I guess that's what's called being against it before being was for it, eh Ratzinger? For those of you who are interested in the history of the reason for the season, I recommend this documentary from the History channel. Hat tips to and WEIT. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a...

1 comment:

John said...

Admittedly, Jeremiah is old testament, the theme of which seems to be "Despise all outsiders. Kill them if possible."

Modern xianity seems to follow a slightly different creed. "Despise all outsiders. Assimilate them if possible. Kill them if not."