Is it Christian?
Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival celebrated to honour the god Saturn. The celebration would start in mid-December and last from five to seven days, during which the courts and normal community business would be suspended.
The Collins Encyclopaedia describes...
Is There an Eternal Hellfire?
I’ll be your guide and you will follow me,
And I will lead you through a world of pain,
Where dead souls writhe in endless agony and clamor,
As they cry to die again.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
The doctrine of an eternal Hell was around...
The Evolution of Christmas
Every year, Christians around the world sing hymns in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today, Christmas is widely recognized as a season for charity, kindness, generosity and other virtues. Love is in the air and hearts are filled...
In the Dead of Winter?
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King. These words are from the popular carol that is often sung during the Christmas season. Many celebrate Christmas under the assumption that Christ was born on December 25th—but was He? What time of...
The Origins of the Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree is said to have originated in Germany with the decoration of pine trees with fancy ornaments. However, there are alternate theories that suggest otherwise. In fact, there are many legends about the Christmas tree that led to the widespread belief...
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