I hope you are all enjoying your holidays and spending it with you family and loved ones. Take advantage of the time off and get some rest, watch football, eat, and be merry. For tomorrow, I break down the true origin of this holiday we go into debt for. Ahh what the hell, I’ll do it right now. (I gotta be me!)
~Taken from Werner Keller’s book “The Bible as History“
“December 25 is referred to in documents as Christmas Day in A.D. 324 for the first time. Under the Roman emperor Justinian [A.D. 527-565] it was recognized as an official holiday. An old Roman festival played a major part in the choice of this particular day. December 25 in ancient Rome was the ‘Dies Natali Invictus,’ ‘the birthday of the unconquered,’ the day of the winter solstice and at the same time, in Rome, the last day of the Saturnalia, which had long since degenerated into a week of unbridled carnival . . .” (p.331).
~Excerpt taken from http://www.eternalcog.org
The Tower of Babel
“Virtually all pagan practices had their beginnings in the city of Babylon during the time of Nimrod. Nimrod was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah (Gen. 10:6-8). He was the founder of Babylon (v. 10). Nimrod formed cities instead of going out and replenishing the earth as God had commanded Noah to do.
One of Nimrod’s accomplishments was building the tower of Babel. Some believe he did this to protect people from the potential threat of another flood from God. The scriptures reveal that Nimrod was “a mighty hunter before the Lord” (Genesis 10:9). The word “before” is better translated “against” and it is clear that he became the first post-flood dictator. The name “Nimrod” is translated from the Hebrew word “marad” and literally means “he rebelled. Ancient traditions regarding this apostate leader show that he rebelled against God, and in so doing, created a worldwide apostasy.
According to tradition, Nimrod married his own mother, Semeramis. Then, upon his death, Semeramis began to teach that her son had been reincarnated in the form of a full-grown evergreen tree which supposedly sprang up from a dead tree stump. On each anniversary of Nimrod’s birthday, December 25, Semeramis would visit this evergreen tree, claiming that Nimrod would leave gifts for her there. Through her politics and the use of her son’s name, Semeramis became the queen of Babylon, the home of the Chaldee Mysteries. She was also regarded as the “queen of Heaven” and “the mother of the divine son.” After generations of these idolatrous practices and traditions, Nimrod came to be considered the son of Baal, the sun god.
He and his mother became the chief entities of worship as a Madonna and child. This belief and practice spread to Egypt, where the names of the gods were Isis and Osiris. The son Osiris was born December 25. In Asia it was Cybele and Deonius. In Rome they were called Fortuna and Jupiter. Throughout the world we still find the remnants of mother and child worship to this day. It is no surprise that this same system still exists at the end of the age. It is called “Mystery Babylon” (Revelation 17:5). Shockingly, it is disguised as Christianity and is still practiced in the celebration of Christmas.”
~There are tons of articles and information on this subject on the web. Don’t get it twisted, I still got junior a Gamecube for X-mas, and if your wondering what El Q Tha Gr8 wants, I do have my eye on one or two things. But that doesn’t mean that I will blindly follow the masses down the road of an old school remixed Babylonian holiday. At the same time, I won’t yank Christmas away from my son and turn him into an over analytical freak of nature. (The world already has one of those!) So it’s on with the usual, gifts and cartoons on Saturday, bills on Monday.
~Know the ledge~