Nick705 Wrote:
Nov 30, 2012 1:06 AM
The Christian church was appalled at this exhibition of indulgence in the pleasures of the flesh of all varieties, so they simply stole the festival and told their reluctant flocks "No, no! This is the day when the Redeemer was born," and the whole Bethlehem, Three Wise Men [note, the Bible makes no mention of the number, it just says "wise men" - it could have been two, or 37], manger, Star in the East, shepherds, etc. etc. myth began here. Eat, drink and be merry, the Church said, (so as not to lose their entire new congregation) but lay off the screwing a bit, OK, and remember this is the date of Christ's birth, and it's now not called Saturnalia, but Christes Messe. You got a problem with that? (We have ways of making you see the...