Sunday, December 25, 2016

Here Comes Santa: Run Like Hell!

Good day, we hope this finds you all well, in good spirit and enjoying a restful and peaceful Sabbath. This article is for those who can "see" through the materialism of the season and want to know the true origins of Christmas/Yuletide. It may not be what you expected or willing to accept, but it is the Truth that the majority have been following for thousands of years, which doesn't make it right. A lie is still a lie, no matter how many choose to follow it. May peace be in you and upon you always. Editors notes.

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St. Nicholas and his alter-ego Krampus (Wikimedia Commons)
Our passion for Christmas has become somewhat of a rite; and a tradition we’re accustomed to, because it seems magical. It’s a feel-good festival of visuals, tastes, smells, melodies and memories. We think we’re celebrating the birth of Jesus, but we were partying long before He arrived. We should have taken His message more seriously and stopped the fanfare of paganism, consumerism and humanism; but we didn’t. We created a nativity scene, told Him to lie there, while we merrily carried on with our pageantry of the winter solstice.
Many holiday activities in Great Britain and the United States have come from Germany’s alluring tales. And these tales can be traced back, not only to Rome, but also to Babylon and Baal-worship. That’s frightening, or should be, but so are Santa Claus and his dark alter ego, Dark Pete. Santa has many names, and so does Pete. Legend has it they travel together like the gods of old. It’s almost like the two represent an out-in-front image of light, fashioned like Apollo, the pagan god of the Sun; and a behind-the-scenes image of darkness, fashioned like the satyr of Bacchus, the pagan god of wine, merriment and ecstasy: Similar to the pope dressed in white, whilst behind the scenes the black pope really runs the show. And with all the name changing over the centuries, it’s hard to keep up with the gods; but replay the same story every year; and we’ll remember the fairy-tales.

Via: Here comes Santa: Run like Hell! - Time to Think

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