Why do Christians still celebrate Dec. 25 as Jesus birthdate?
1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night
(Generally a census would take place after the harvest
season, between Sep. & Oct., when the weather was still
good. Why would a pregnant Mary have to travel so far during the middle of the winter(Dec. 25)? Why would shepherds watch over their flock during the middle of the winter(Dec. 25)?
1Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold,there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem
(This solidifies the fact that Jesus was born in Bethlehem (a place that we now call Palestine), which have temperatures ranging from 33–55 °F throughout December. A time in which no shepherds would be in the fields!)
I could go on and on about why Dec. 25 isn't Jesus birthday, b.u.t. most of us already know that Dec. 25 is incorrect. I personally don't agree with people giving away their hard-earned money for any holiday! "Santa Clause" name should be "Satan's Claws"! It disconcerts me the way people spend so much money to "unknowingly" celebrate Pagan Holidays!
BQ: Is it a coincidence that December 25th was the day the Romans celebrated
the birth of their (Pagan) "Sun-God" Nimrod?