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Old November 20 2008, 04:12 AM   #20
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Re: The meaning of Christmas...

The Bionic Zombie Queen wrote: View Post
It's all about the Winter Solstice.
And the Holly King. Mistletoe. Decorated trees. The renewal of life and hope for humanity on the longest night of the year. The ancient myth of the virgin birth of a God.
A night for the Universal. That Christians grafted on to it is perfectly natural. I used to find it annoying and hypocritical, but Spirit is Spirit.
And midnight Mass is still kind of cool. It's as pagan as hell, gotta love it.
I honestly can't think of any aspect of Christmas that is uniquely Christian. But that only deepens its meaning to me.
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