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To start this study out lets look at some quotes from a book entitled
:Sabbats: A Witch’s Approach To Living The Old Ways by Edain McCoy (APracticing Witch) (Page 53): “Yule is a time of mixed emotions for pagans. All around us we seeevidence of the Christmas celebration…
one which we knowtakes its form andmeaning from ancient pagan practices
Virgin births, decorated trees,festive lights, feasting, wreaths, bells, and fragrant fires, were-and still are-at the heart of pagan Midwinter observances
.”(Page 59): “For pagans,
this usurping of Yule
)has one greatadvantage-
it has preserved for us many ancient Yule customs which mightotherwise have been lost. Look in any book and Christmas customsaround the globe and you will find a plethora of pagan traditions.”
(Pages 85 and 86): “Music is another important part of Yule, and Christmascarols are yet another idea taken from paganism.
Many common Christmascarols contain pagan images that are not so subtle.
“Carols are form an Old /French word meaning “joyous songs”, and were also the name of round dances
celebrating the rebirth of the Frankish pagan gods.
The English ChristmasCarol “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly”
contains not one Christianreligious image.
That is because the images mentioned are pagan intheir origin as we will see
.) “When Yule rolls around you should feel free tohave a lighted tree in your home, hang a wreath on your door, ring the jinglebells, and give gifts in memory of loved ones.
Remember that this is a Sabbat,a pagan festival,a time that marks the return of the Sun god both to hisGoddess Bride and to his joyous people.”
II Corinthians 6:15-19
: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and whatcommunion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath thetemple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hathsaid, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shallbe my people
. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Andwill be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the LordAlmighty.”
I Corinthians 5:6
: “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leavenleaveneth the whole lump?”Many Christians are up in arms over the fact their right to say merry Christmas inpublic settings is being eroded more end more every year. After all we havebeen told that
“Jesus Christ is the reason for the season”
. I too am upsetover the erosion of free speech in America. But from a Biblical (as well as a