Birth Year of Christ
New testament states no year for Jesus birth. The Christmas date was a mistake according to a Scythian monk. Dionesius Exegus. Someone from the Catholic church added a wrong number; born 3 BCE.
Jarome Biblical Commentary has essay by Cardinal Fitsmier, one of the most influential writes for the pope. He says the birth definitely did not occur in AD 1. The error introduced 533 by Dionesius
On what day was Jesus born?
243 CE birth date written in north Africa. The document Pasta Computus (Catholic church document) states the birthday of Jesus was March 28.
Clemens (Bishop of Alexandria) who died 215 CE wrote that Christ was put death on Nov 18.
Today Catholic writer Fitzmier says both wrong, and that Jesus was born September 11, 3 BCE
Claims of Catholic church today are that Jesus was not born December 25. No Catholic or Protestant theologians believe this date was the birth date of Christ.
Christmas is NOT, that's NOT, Celebrating Christ’s Birthday
In Pagan Roman times, pre-Christian, there was a festival from December 17 to December 25, lasting 8 days. The Roman Courts shut down. The rule was anything goes. If you damaged property or murdered someone you were not held responsible. Each community would appoint one person to be the enemy of the roman people. They would name that person the “Lord of Misrule.” On the eighth day of the festival they would murder this person in a horrific fashion. The manner was a slow death with not much left of his body in the end. The festival was called the Festival of Saturnalia.
When Rome fell the festival of Saturnalia survived. The Greek historian Luchian, described how the Greeks celebrated in his writing "Saturnalia" saying, “In addition to the human sacrifice, there was wide intoxication, people going house to house singing (caroling) in street naked, consuming human shaped biscuits (the ginger bread man).”
The early Christian Catholic Church was trying to convert pagans and would accept pagan practices if the pagans would believe in Jesus. The Church Decided to bring in the Saturnalia cult. With bringing in this cult also came the eight day festival of uncontrolled wildness. Steve Nissibaum from University of Massachusetts describes, “By agreeing to the date December 25, the Catholic Church agreed to keep the celebration as it had been practiced. Kept was the sexual indulgence, the singing in street, etc. The Puritan leading theologian who was responsible for settling America, Increase Mather, wrote in Boston in 1687, "The early Christians that first observed the nativity on December 25 did not do so thinking Christ was born in that month, but because the heathen's Saturnalia was at that time kept in Rome and they were willing to have those pagan holidays that metamorphosed into Christian ones.”
Puritans were totally opposed to Christmas, and between the years 1659 to 1681 anyone caught celebrating Christmas was thrown into jail. It was illegal to keep Christmas in puritan America. It was considered heresy. There are groups in Europe that do not celebrate Jesus birthday.
In 1466, Pope Paul for amusement of Roman citizens arraigned the festival of Saturnalia, December 25, to include the Jews running naked through the streets of the city. Eye witness wrote, "Before the run the Jews, they were amply fed making their run much more difficult and more amusing for the spectators. Shrieks and pales of laughter. The Holy Father stool upon a richly decorated balcony and laughed heartily.”
These celebrations continued on regularly through the eighteenth and nineteenth century. During this period the Rabbis of ghetto in Rome were forced to wear clownish outfits and march through the streets to the jeers of crowd and were pelted by objects thrown. The Jewish community of Rome sent a petition. It was presented in 1836 to Pope Gregory 16th pleading for him to stop the festival of Saturnalia.
The Pope's response was, "It is not opportune to make any innovation right now." The festival of Saturnalia was left in place. On December 25 1881, Christian leaders along with polish masses worked up into an anti-Semitic frenzy which led to riots across the country. In Warsaw 12 Jews were murdered, hundreds of Jews who were maimed or wounded and dozens of Jewish women were raped. Two million rubles of property was destroyed. That was a classic example of the Christmas celebration.
Christmas trees -
Catholics attempting to attract the Ashaera cult. Worshiped trees. Would bring trees into their homes and decorate and put candles on them and worship the tree. Christian Catholics said worship Jesus, but cult said we worship trees. Catholics said no problem just bring the tree into your house on December 25. They were accepted with their tree worshiping practices in order to bring them under the Churches influence.
Mistletoe is a highly poisonous plant. So toxic that you need to be careful when you handle it. You hang this on your front door by itself or in a wreath. The Nordic mythology was that the God Balder was killed from a mistletoe soaked arrow by his rival, Hoder, while fighting for the female, Nana. Druid rituals used to use mistletoe in their sacrifices. And they sacrificed children. They would poison children with mistletoe when they sacrificed them. The today custom of kissing under the mistletoe came as a morph of the Druid mythology and the permissible practice on December 25 of a man in the street grabbing a woman and doing whatever he wanted with her. If she was out of her house on December 25 she was fair game. There was no repercussions from this act because of the customs of Saturnalia.
Roman emperors insisted that the Jewish community bring offerings on December 25. Jews were forced to give these gifts on threat of death. This insistence was expanded by the emperors to include other people by threat of death. It evolved to gift giving in general because people gave presents to each other also during this time.
Nicholas was born in Parara, Turkey in 270 CE and later became Bishop of Myra. He died in 345 CE on December 6th. He was wasn’t named a saint until the Catholic festival of Christmas was well established. The Catholic Church declared him a saint and gave him a day, December 6, in which he was to be honored. However, he didn’t become a saint until the 19th century, about 1,600 years after his death. I guess it took people a long time to realize that he was a saint.
Nicholas was among the most senior bishops who convened the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE and created the New Testament. The text they produced portrayed Jews as “the children of the devil” (the terrorists) who sentenced Jesus to death and they don’t put any fault on the Romans who gruesomely killed him along with thousands of other innocent people. These actions paved the way for the Holocaust.
In 1087, a group of sailors who idolized Nicholas so much that they moved his bones from Turkey to a sanctuary in Bari, Italy. There at the new shrine location, a female gift giving deity named Pasqua Epiphania was removed and Nicholas was put there. This former occupant of the shrine, deity Pasqua, was more commonly known as “The Grandmother”, who used to fill the children’s stockings with her gifts. Since the Grandmother was ousted from her shrine at Bari, the location remained the center of the Grandmother cult. Saint Nicholas replace the Grandmother. Members of this group gave each other gifts during a pageant they conducted annually on the anniversary of Nicholas’ death, December 6.
The Nicholas cult spread north until it was adopted by German and Celtic pagans. These groups worshipped a pantheon led by Woden AKA Oden, their chief God. Woden was the father of Thor, Baldr, Vioarr and Vali. Woden had a long, white beard and rode a horse through the heavens on one evening each Autumn. Nicholas merged with Woden by the pagans. He shed his Mediterranean appearance, grew a white beard, mounted a flying horse, rescheduled his flight in the heavens to December, and donned heavy winter clothing. Nicolas lived in the near east and dressed in a t-shirt and shorts. When he was adopted in the cold northern areas he was clothed differently with warm heavy winter clothing and now had this long white beard.
The Catholic Church pressed the Nicholas/Woeden cult to become Christians. They said they could bring their custom of worshiping Nicholas/Woeden with them just celebrate the day on December 25 instead of December 6.
In a bid for pagan adherents in Northern Europe, the Catholic Church adopted the Nicholas cult and taught that he distributed gifts on December 25th instead of December 6th (and they should do likewise). Open the Catholic New Testament Book and look at the Saint days that are celebrated and Saint Nicholas is listed as December 6.
Our Santa Clause
In 1809 Washington Irving, a famous writer (Rip Van Winkle, Legend of Sleepy Hollow), wrote a much less known satire about Dutch history called Nicker Barker History. Several times he refers to Saint Nickcholas by his Dutch name Santa Clause. A Christian theologian named Clement More, a writer, in 1822 wrote a poem "Twas the night before Christmas …" the poem addressed main character as Santa Clause, who had 8 reindeer and it had a Santa Clause who descended through chimneys. Santa still looked like a horror figure with long white beard and gruesome long black coat. He was short and bent over and carrying a cane. He looked frightening. This depiction was from the myth that he was known to punish children (you better not pout you better not cry). Santa Clause will beat you with a stick if you are not happy.
Harpers Weekly, a then popular magazine, had a great illustrator by the name of Thomas Nast. From 1862 to 1896 he produced 2,200 cartoons of Santa Clause. Nast depicted Santa Clause differently. He depicted him as a jolly fellow that lived at the North Pole and he had helper Elves. This has nothing to do with Saint Nicholas who lived in hot dry Turkey. Nast created the mythology of Santa making toys for all the children at the north pole with his helper elves and was a jolly good fellow. Illustrator Thomas Nast created the Santa Clause we know today.
But Santa was still dressed in black up until the early 1900s. In 1931 the Coca-Cola Corp was in financial straits. Why??? Because they were forced to remove cocaine from the soda drink. Sales were slumping, going down. They tried putting in caffeine but it wasn't the same Coca-Cola.
They needed a huge advertising campaign to pull them out of the downward slump. They hired the famous Swedish commercial artist illustrator by the name of Haddon Hubbard "Sunny" Sundblom. His job was to create a coke drinking Santa.
He modeled Santa Clause based on his friend Lou Prentis, who was overweight cheerful and had a chubby rosy red face. The corporation like it all but the outfit. They insisted that his fur trimmed suit Santa wore had to be Coca-Cola red.
All Santas today are based on the Coca-Cola Santa. Parts of Europe still have Santa in the scary black suit.
Our Santa Clause is a blend of Christian crusader, pagan god, and commercial idol.
What Christmas Is
1 Christmas is a holiday celebrated carelessly based on the origin of civil decadence when the Roman courts were shut down.
2 Christmas was brought into Christian religion thoughtlessly. People never asked what connection does this have with Christianity. They simply said it's fun so let's do it.
3 Christmas day celebrates today a God who came to earth to do away with Judaism. The Jesus God is the reason the "old" testament is null and void. Commandments are no longer needed to be kept. Jews are to be abandoned because they are evil sinful people. There now is a new good people - the Christians with a "new" testament. The Jewish religion is a dead religion now.
4 Christmas is a lie. Jesus was not born on December 25. even the Catholic authority that writes for the Pope agrees to this.
Historically December 25 a day when Jews have been shamed and tortured … and murdered.
Christmas customs of Christmas trees, mistletoe, Christmas presents, and Santa Clause are just modern acceptance of the most depraved pagan rituals ever practiced (like child sacrifices).
Why not celebrate April 20 instead. This day is celebrated by a large German Austrian Polish population. What is the celebration day. It's Hitler day. The day in which Hitler was born. Celebrated by Neo-Nazis and their friends. They have a big party and invite everybody. They dress up in German dress with swastikas and wear mustaches. In three or four generations the grandsons and granddaughters won't know what they are celebrating just like the Christians. They will just know it's a day to have a big party and drink beer and have lots of fun.
Christmas, December 25, was historically always celebrated as a violent mass murderous day.
In 1941 A Christmas card sent to the entire German people. It was published in very popular newspaper called Desturmer. Was written by the paper's editor Julius Strifer. He encouraged Germans to return to the former style of December 25 celebrations. His Christmas card said,
"If one really wants to put an end to the continued prospering of this curse from heaven that is the Jewish blood there is only one way to do it. To eradicate this people, this Satan's sun, root, and branch.
Have a merry Christmas."
Catholic Church Ordered
In the 5th century the Catholic church ordered the feast of Jesus’s birth to be celebrated on the day of the Mithraic rites of the birth of the sun (right after the winter equinox), and at the close of the Roman festival of Saturnalia, December 25.
The Western Church fixed two birthday dates to Jesus, December 25 for his physical birth, and March 25 for his spiritual birth or resurrection also known as Easter. The same dual birthdays can be found in Egyptian mythology. Horus was born a babe on December 25 and reborn a man March 25, the same date also that Savior Adonis was resurrected on.
Easter Orthodox Church
They celebrate their Christmas, the birth of Jesus, on January 6. Osiris-Aion as said to be born of a virgin Isis on January 6.