MYTH: Jesus was born on December 25th

Hey, guess what? Christmas is a complete lie, too! The truth is that christians forgot Jesus’ birthday a long time ago and have been celebrating it at different times ever since. Some groups chose January 6th, April 21st, May 1st, and it wasn’t until the 4th century that the church chose the winter solstice as the approximate time of his birth. They did this because during the winter solstice the day is very short and each day after gets increasingly long, and the Christians saw this as a sign of good things to come. But actually this time is a Pagan celebration of the rebirth of the sun that the Christians stole and made their own. They not only stole the date, but pretty much all the phrases, stories, and circumstances surrounding the birth,life,and death of Jesus were stolen from other gods that the pagans would pay tribute to on this day. The Persian Pagans worshiped Mithra and Mithraism was a competitor to Christianity until the 4th century. But Mithra’s story is the exact same as Jesus: born of a virgin at night in a manger around shepherds and gift carrying Magi. Mithra was said to have traveled performing miracles, and so on. Just like Jesus.

Dionysus is another savior-god whose birth was observed on December 25th. He was worshiped throughout much of the Middle East and had a center of worship in Jerusalem in the 1st century BCE. Some ancient coins have been found in Gaza with Dionysus on one side and JHWH (Jehovah) on the other. In later years, his flesh and blood were symbolically eaten in the form of bread and wine. He was viewed as the son of Zeus, the Father God.

Jesus’ life and death were also not very original because the same story had been told many times before. Take for example Apollonius of Tyana who was a Greek philosopher and is believed to have been born three years before Jesus. Apollonius was a messiah to a large following of people, was killed for teaching his beliefs, was resurrected three days later, and so on. Exact same story, different guy. Appolonius was actually a lot better than Jesus if you ask me. Go here to read more about him or go here to see more parallels.

And the list goes on and on. So not only did Christians steal the date for the birth of their own Lord and savior, but they stole every facet of the story itself. And you know what? Mithra and Dionysus were all made up legends and are considered myths today…sooooooo, is it maybe possible that Jesus was just the result of Christians murdering and destroying everything that contradicted them until Jesus just became the winner in what is a collective bullshit story? You can make that decision on your own but you might as well be celebrating Santa Claus’s birthday on December 25th. That would be more historically accurate and certainly have more truth behind it based on what is practiced today.

For more information, see http://www.religioustolerance.org/xmas_sel.htm

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7 Responses to “MYTH: Jesus was born on December 25th”

  1. General Khlynov Says:

    It’s Santa Claus, no E.

    Great site, having a blast.

  2. Unfortunately that is also a myth, or rather the debunk is largely a fabrication. Have a look at http://www.richarddawkins.net for why this is untrue, in particular the threads in the forum on Mithras and Christmas (you may have to register). I shall be blogging on these topics shortly – but do keep up the good work with attacking popular myths!

    In short the Mithras connection does not hold up, and the religioustolerance page is sadly based on the New Age myths that are very common about so called “pagan parallels” – hence why I suggest you check out a reputable atheist website to see why it is tosh. Also there is no real mystery about why the date of Christmas was chosen – I’ll cheerfully explain if interested!

    Scepticwiki is another excellent resource for dealing with this kind of myth. But all of the pagan parallels you cite above are in fact bullshit – you have fallen for a myth in a rather delicious irony! 🙂

    j x

    • Thanks a lot for the update. Your posting further proves the point of this blog, that everything one knows is wrong, even the stuff claiming to be right: that too is wrong, and so is everything else. Basically, nothing has ever really happened ever. Also thanks for the links!

  3. it never says anywhere in the bible that Jesus was born on the 25th of Dec, yes its pagan BS adopted by the roman catholic church

  4. Don’t forget people rarely knew what their month and day of birth was until fairly recently in human history. Marco Polo was suprised when he learnt that the Chinese could remember their birthdays.

  5. oh man well actually Dec 25 was chosen to over lap the festival of the winter solstice by the cousil of nicia if your othodox you celebrate in may because thats the actual birthdate recorded by juedaic text and january 6 is the end of epiphany or the last day of the “twelve days of christmas” very simple actually and no cover ups its all there if you get off the internet and go to a library sometime.

    • Please read the purpose of this blog. It’s not about research or solid facts even. I’m not digging my nose in books; i’m listening to stories and reading what people say on the internet, because that’s where facts get distorted. We believe, think, say and do so many things that have no actual meaning, history, or credibility. That’s what it is about. So go ahead and join the long line of people to whom I shall say “go fuck yourself” because you didn’t read the disclaimer, so you are the idiot. I know this because you are always wrong, because I am always right. I’m not a writer, journalist, or a scholar. I’m just a smartass who is skeptical of everything because I suffer from paranoia. You should feel bad for insulting the mentally disabled.

      Rum ham.

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