The bible says Shepherds were watching their flocks by night, well sheep would not be out grazing in December, so yes Christmas was used to covert the pagan holiday saturnalia, or the birth of sol invictus the unconquered sun.
Simplest answer: Brainwashing.
Actually, there ARE some Christian sects that recognize the pagan roots of holidays and refuse to celebrate them. In fact, it was only within the last century or so that Christmas became a major holiday when it became commercialized.
IMO, that's the problem with other religious holidays ... They HAVEN'T been … Read more
The State of Israel is an ideology, many orthodox Jews will tell you it is not Torah driven. The State of Israel came about from the Balfour declaration. The trouble Trump caused was because Palestinians share Jerusalem with Jews. However, because the british did not make boundaries clear the Jews havetaken more than the marked … Read more
On the contrary, Israel was delighted.
Was this a serious question?
Do they share personal things, or does she share personal things? After all she's his boss so he has to be a little appeasing. He's not dating her his dating you, if you're concerned ask him about it, he has no problem telling you about what his sent and her reply, so it doesn't sound … Read more
You should always be upset, and try to avoid being happy at all costs
You do what makes you happy. No one else can answer for you.
No you can't. What do you think a sight like that will do to child tourists?
Q "Do you believe in God? If yes, then why?"
1. There are only two positions here. One that allows for the possibility of God and the other one that rules out any possibility of God. There is no position in between.
2. It's an undeniable fact that there has never been any evidence to back up … Read more
I don't and I do not wish to engage in futile debate. Anything brings comfort and solace? Go for it.
Yes. I experienced God when arguing as an atheist with a Christian over the existence of where God is in time. Before this I was an atheist/buddhist for 8 years. God can only enter the temple when you question all your ideas about everything you think you know, and so making space. The ego stands … Read more
If it'll make you feel better why not? You can always leave if it's not what you thought it would be.