Comment: Good Stuff, but not quite encompassing

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Good Stuff, but not quite encompassing

Cultures all over the world have been celebrating the winter solstice for many thousands of years, including early North and South American cultures. Many from two thousand years ago included the sun/son of god rising from Virgo after the shortest day of the year. It isn't just Saturnalia. It is possible that Saturnalia included some bad stuff - but in the big picture it is inconsequential. Saturnalia was Roman, not pagan.

It is very possible that Yeshua/Jesus was an amalgamation of several pagan and pseudo-Christian religions (A good book is "The Jesus Mysteries" - very well done and written as a thesis)

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain