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The usurpation of the annual right of solstice by a quarrelsome religious upstart, Lead to the re-designation of the celebration due to its now newly designated Holy part. In order for a connection to be formed between the Lord and a party that was pagan, The symbolism had to be reworked until for Christians it could be displayed again. By this intent, the Roman festival of Saturnalia surrendered its celebratory rite, And donated all that it possessed to those who recognized a birth one Holy night. Is this to say that the adherents of the newly formed holiday were being misdirected? Or that the symbols of the pagan celebration are something that needed to be inspected? I advocate for the negative in response to the above outlined interrogatives, Instead I shall take a stand to allow each to follow their own personal prerogatives. And if any of what you’ve read in this missive should sway you into taking pause, You’ll probably want to keep it to yourself Or there’s a chance that you’ll tick off Santa Claus.

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  1. Date: 12/4/2011 10:08:00 PM
    Nows he's knowledgable and brilliant! X

  1. Date: 12/4/2011 4:04:00 PM
    fat mans coming crosss the land, kangaroos hopping pulling grand, sliegh bell tinkling through the sand, santa in board shorts he's the man....

  1. Date: 12/4/2011 10:58:00 AM
    Excellent you know the sriptures or perhaps the history of Christmas more than scriptually and I am with you in each to their own. Love the ending.x

  1. Date: 12/4/2011 6:29:00 AM
    Good God Tony can you repeat this in plain layman terms my friend? You seem to be complicated here, for xmas I will buy you an easy chair, made you smile! love,vie

  1. Date: 12/4/2011 6:04:00 AM
    a bro with some intelegence. intresting. little knowledge of what your addressing. but solstice is solstice the shortest day of the year. so have your egg ready. and the pagan holiday was taken over by the real Lord. who figured. sence the holiday was already in place, then He should replace the false deities.

  1. Date: 12/4/2011 5:12:00 AM
    cute poem, Tony! Enjoyed! Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/4/2011 5:10:00 AM
    Interesting work penned...Yes, we end up with some intermingling of celebrations and rites to mix with religion don't we...Sara