Tag Archives: paganism

Christians and Christmas, Revisited

This blog was pretty much dormant for three years, and during that time quite a backlog of comments got stuck in moderation.  I’ve been working through them all, clearing them through moderation if they don’t violate the commenting rules, and … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat? (reposted from two years ago)

We opt out.  Eight reasons: Few celebrations of Hallowe’en really involve witchcraft, but many treat it as a joke, something to be imitated in fun, rather than a serious evil. Many celebrations place an unhealthy emphasis on death and evil. … Continue reading

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Non-Christian Literature and God’s Truth

Paul’s example shows he was knowledgeable in the cultural output of the society in which he lived and ministered, and that he (AND the Holy Spirit) found this helpful in his ministry. Continue reading

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Flawed Reasons to Abandon Christmas — #2 “It is Pagan/Catholic!”

The “asking no question” statement entirely discredits the importance of pagan origins. Pagan / idolatrous origins simply isn’t something we need to know. Continue reading

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Trick or Treat?

That isn’t a kill-joy, hyper-strict moralist, it is a Yale University researcher, telling us that Hallowe’en has associations with death and evil. She is right. Continue reading

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