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Now, there are good aesthetic reasons for objecting to this bland little greeting and I certainly hope that it never spreads here. But the one argument against it that clearly holds no water at all is the one that the Christian spokesperson chose to use: that if it hadn't been for the birth of Nike Roshe Run Grey Black Christ, the whole festival would not exist. This is such a profound misconception that it's difficult to see how it could ever have arisen. To begin with, there is no evidence that Jesus Christ was born at midwinter; very probably he was not.
magical and evergreen plants, including holly, ivy, yule logs and the great Druidic totem: the mistletoe. And the crucial point to make about this deliberate collision of pagan and Christian festivals is that the early church leaders were not cynical in what they did, but intuitively right; that the meanings of the Christian and pre Christian festivals do not necessarily conflict, but as Charles Dickens observed in his great midwinter story A Christmas Carol can often fit together perfectly, at the deepest spiritual level. Of course, the ugly materialistic excesses of our modern consumer Christmas have no place in any feast that would nourish the spirit.
es of the physical universe, and who reveals Himself through the beauty of the world and its natural processes in ways too mysterious for us fully to understand. But the fundamentalists of the Christian right want nothing to do with such spiritual talk. For them, the Bible is either historically true, or absolutely false and God is either as real as Charles Darwin, or non existent. They are, in other words, living proof of something that I have suspected for years: that the problem with religious fundamentalists of Nike Roshe Mens Sneakers
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all faiths is not an excess of spirituality, but too little of it. They seem, on the whole, to be people who just can't tell the difference between knowledge and faith, fact and fable, science and poetry, and their world is, therefore, a ghastly, flat place of unmagical absolutes and grimly competing factual certainties.
What we do know, though, is that almost every people on earth who live at any distance from the equator have evolved some kind of winter solstice festival of light, in which people mark the darkest moment of the year, and the beginning of the sun's slow return, by celebrating the triumph of light over darkness, hope over despair and often by extension good over evil. We also know that when the early fathers of the church were seeking a date in the year to celebrate the great Mass of Christ's birth, it seemed natural to attach this key Christian feast to the annual celebration that north Europeans called Yule, a midwinter holiday marked from time immemorial by rituals involving lights and lanterns, by much eating of preserved foods and by the hauling indoors of Nike Roshe Run Grey
But think of a child's concept of Christmas and consider how, for little children raised in the Christian tradition, the image of the nativity, and of the bright Christ child in the manger, takes its place at the heart of Nike Roshe Run White Metallic Platinum
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