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The Pagan Origins of Christmas

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Today’s post is just a short Public Service Announcement for all of the readers (muslim and non-muslim) who celebrate Christmas. Too many people they remain unaware of the pagan origins of this man-made holiday. This is not a Christian holiday but rather a Pagan holiday. It doesn’t matter what other people around you do, or make light of, now you can, in sha Allah, be informed regarding the truth and give up in celebrating this fake holiday.

For example:

  • In the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1908 it states that, “Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church. Irenaeus and Tertullian omit it from their lists of feasts
  • In A Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft it is mentioned that, “It is also absolutely correct that some British folk customs have descended directly from pagan rituals, such […] the giving of presents and decoration of homes with greenery at midwinter.”
  • “Most Christmas customs are, in fact, based on old pagan festivals, the Roman Saturnalia and the Scandinavian and Teutonic Yule. Christians adopted these during the earliest period of Church history. The Church, however, has given this recognition and incorporates it into the Church year without too many misgivings. Only the more radical fundamentalist elements in some churches protest from time to time about this mixing of ‘pagan’ elements into the religion.” (The Phenomenon of Religion: A Thematic Approach)
  • “The largest pagan religious cult which fostered the celebration of December 25 as a holiday . . . was the pagan sun- worship, This winter festival was called . . . ‘the Nativity of the SUN.’ (Sir James Frazer)
  • Perhaps most shocking of all: “The Church of Rome, to facilitate the acceptance of the faith by the pagan masses, found it convenient to institute the 25th December as the feast of the temporal birth of Christ, to divert them from the pagan feast, celebrated on the same day.” (iahushua)

These are just some of the many evidences of Christmas not being a Christian holiday but rather a pagan man-made holiday. A simple google search may reveal many more. Please don’t be deceived into following the customs of this if you are a believer in the one Creator.

Thank you for reading.

14 thoughts on “The Pagan Origins of Christmas”

  1. Christmas isn’t a Pagan holiday. It’s a Christian one. Christ + Mass, or the Mass of Christ’s birth. Any “Pagan” traditions found, were brought in by converting members of the faith, translated into the Christian framework, and eventually adapted into the mainstream. They cease to be “Pagan”, at that point.

    Yes, Christmas came rather late in the advent of Christianity. But you have to recognize that Christianity was originally a doomsday cult that was convinced the second coming would be within their lifetime (or, at least, “very soon” comparative to the course of history). They didn’t feel they needed to develop strong ritual and other religious practices at that point.

    And no the Bible doesn’t tell anyone to celebrate Christ’s birth- but Christ’s birth is worthy of celebration, as is his Resurrection, and many other events in his life; the bible isn’t a guidebook for how to practice religion. The bible is a guidebook to understanding God’s intent, will, and requirements for us to be worth of heaven.

    As a side note: The commercialization of Christmas (or any holiday for that matter, because Christmas certainly isn’t alone in that regard) isn’t a problem with the holiday itself. It’s a problem with the general culture in which we live- which is, through and through, concerned with eeking as much money out of the masses as possible through the commodification of religion and many other aspects of our lives.

    Another side note: “Triumph of the Moon” is well known in Pagan circles for being incredibly a-historical and full of really bad archaeology / history; It’s not even remotely considered a viable or accurate historical source by anyone who’s taken the time to actually delve into academic religious studies.


  2. I have always asked myself the question about Christmas and how it is celebrated around the world and wondered if it is more about the consumerism rather than the birth of Jesus (AS). Allah knows best. By the way, I looove the picture of the Ka’aba. It warmed my heart really.

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  3. This was an interesting insight. Most of the “Christian” holidays and celebrations it seems have pagan roots. Its unfortunate many of them are creeping into Muslim societies. May Allah guide us all and keep us on the right path. Ameen

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