Lol, know when you're juggling multiple thoughts at once, and you mix things up? Well, the New Testament was written in Greek,
not Hebrew, and I just fixed that little typo.
I love learning technical stuff about the Bible like this - I never knew that mangers in that time period were actually made of stone! o_O
I was afraid I wouldn't finish in time; I just finished finals last Wednesday, and I've been helping out at home a lot - I really only had about 21/2
days to make this from scratch, so sorry if it looks sloppy in some parts
It's true: There is nothing Christian about the origin of Christmas itself. There are debates about what exactly
were the original traditions, but scholars/historians/etc all seem to agree that it was originally a pagan celebration, until the Catholic church incorporated it into its system so that the church could become more united amongst their members and pagans. It made it easier to "convert" pagans, because their holidays were going on at the same time as the new "Christmas", so they really could just go on with their own traditions.