November 13th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Does anyone know where you can find historically that Jesus was born on Dec. 25th?
25th of December is the birthdate of traditional pagan man-gods, and has nothing to do with Biblical Christianity.
Christians for a few hundred years did not celebrate Christmas.
Early Christian fathers note that only pagan sun-worshippers celebrate on the 25th of December (by our calendar). Sun worshipping religions have worshipped on Sundays, and on the Winter Solstice, for many hundreds of years before Christianity took up the practice. Jesus was not born in December, or in January. Luke 2:8 states that shephards were out watching their flocks by night. No flocks would have been out, during winter! The average winter temperature in Israel is 5 or 6 degrees celsius. Farmers in Israel did not allow their flocks out during such cold nights. Luke 2:8 implies that Jesus was born during warm months.
The reason Christianity came to celebrate Christmas was that modern Christianity is mixed up with many pagan practices.
Check out "Christmas: Paganism, Sun Worship and Commercialism" by Vexen Crabtree