Let’s all celebrate Mithra’s birthday!

images-38 I get to feeling kind of Puritanical at this time of year…. so ‘Why didn’t Puritans like Christmas? …They had several reasons, including the fact that it did not originate as a Christian holiday.’
 
‘The upper classes in ancient Rome celebrated Dec. 25 as the birthday of the sun god Mithra. The date fell right in the middle of Saturnalia, a month-long holiday dedicated to food, drink, and revelry, and Pope Julius I is said to have chosen that day to celebrate Christ’s birth as a way of co-opting the pagan rituals.’ See When Americans banned Christmas— The first ‘War on Christmas’ was declared almost 400 years ago, courtesy of our Puritan forefathers. Have a Merry Mithraday!

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