Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristotle, Zeno of Elea, Socrates and Hadrian - all either known or suspected to have had male lovers at some point in their lives.
Who really cares that some celebrated it as Pagan festival and others as a religious "Holy Christ Mass"
Facts are that this country and Christianity are linked regardless.
Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? ... Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in theprogress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth. That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?- John Quincy Adams
But in this case I wasn't really arguing anything.. just pointing out some odd and amusing trivia.
The big problem with progressives today is that they believe that they are so enlightened over their elders that it's in everyone's best interest to modify X.
As if the only reason's those who devised X did so because they were benighted or they simply wanted to control others or had some other evil intention.
Sometimes X was the conclsuion reached by historical trial and error. X meant more probability for success in society. I'm refering more to marriage than Christmas.....but you made an interesting point.
So back on topic.
Nope, not arguing, just antagonizing. You're good at it, and you're more intelligent about it than most stirrers. Don't be so modest.But in this case I wasn't really arguing anything.. just pointing out some odd and amusing trivia.
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