Thursday, December 23, 2010
Merry Christmas to Euangelion Readers
From Joel and myself a very merry Christmas to all and blessings for the new year ahead!
Anyway, here is a quote from my "Stupid History" calendar for Dec 24:
"The Puritans, known for their religious fervor, hated Christmas. A law was passed in 1659 outlawing the celebration of Christmas, and a five-shilling fine was levied against anyone 'found observing, by abstinence from labor, feasting or any other way, any such days as Christmas day.' They considered Christmas 'an extreme forgetfulness of Christ, by giving liberty to carnal and sensual delights'."
This is why the Free Presbyterians in the UK don't celebrate Christmas today.
That is also why I'm not Free Presbyterian (plus several other very good reasons).
The grace be with you all!