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December 25, 2013

Funny Thing about Christmas

Nowhere—nowhere—in the Bible are Christians commanded to observe Christ’s birthday. It is almost as if God said to man, “Make of this event what you will.”
And the result has been a spontaneous celebration, heartfelt and lasting; an expression of joy—a peculiarly infectious joy—that has echoed down through the centuries. History has judged the event astounding and the implications profound—God’s entry into human history for the purpose of delivering his most loved creation from the consequences of their own behavior. This birthday, fixed by tradition at the close of the year, has literally brought joy to the world, changed the way man keeps track of time, and inspired some of the greatest and most beautiful music, art, and literature of all time.
— The American Magazine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 25, 2013 9:14 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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