PDA

View Full Version : God rest you, Unitarians



StephanieFox
12-09-2008, 12:18 AM
Gods rest ye, Unitarians, let nothing you dismay
Remember there's no evidence there was a Christmas Day.
When Christ was born is just not known, no matter what they say.
O, Tidings of reason and fact, reason and fact,
Glad tidings of reason and fact.

Our current Christmas customs come from Persia and from Greece,
From solstice celebrations of the ancient Middle East.
This whole darn Christmas spiel is just another pagan feast.
O, Tidings of reason and fact, reason and fact,
Glad tidings of reason and fact.

There was no star of Bethlehem, there was no angels' song,
There could not have been wise men for the trip would take too long.
The stories in the Bible are historically wrong.
O, Tidings of reason and fact, reason and fact,
Glad tidings of reason and fact!

Carole
12-09-2008, 01:45 AM
Cute. I don't necessarily agree with the historically wrong thing, although I know that many Christian holidays were taken from pagan days. But I do think we all know that Jesus wasn't born on Dec. 25. ;)

Interestingly enough, scientists are really beginning to prove that at least certain significant Biblical stories are not only scientifically possible, but they are likely.

Monkey
12-29-2008, 05:07 AM
Jesus wasn't born on December 25th...the date and most of the trappings of Christmas are of Pagan origin. But who cares? Christians can celebrate their deity any day they want, and I'm glad they chose the day they did. If they hadn't, some grand old traditions may have died away...at the very least they wouldn't have the sort of widespread participation they currently enjoy. :)

I went to a Unitarian church briefly. They were very open and inclusive. Just like Christmas. :)