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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, over 1 year ago

    I’d go with the first; the second one looks like it has a typo. More importantly, the first is WHY Christmas is celebrated.

  2. D W

    D W GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Go with the second. Saturnalia is the reason for the season.

  3. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The real reason is that in the Northern Hemisphere we are approaching the shortest, darkest, most depressing day of the year and we need a celebration of light and good cheer regardless of what religion claims the seasonal holiday. For me the Christ in Christmas means as little as the Thor in Thursday.

  4. johnnyo68

    johnnyo68 said, over 1 year ago

    @ D W & pschearer: Very well said! Thank you for your logical thinking.

  5. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    Some people object to “Xmas” as taking “Christ” out of Christmas.
    But “Chi”, “X”, is the 1st letter for Christ in Greek, where the word originates.
    Christian theologians use “X” as a shorthand for the 2nd Person of the Trinity all the time. And Theta (an O with a horizontal line through it" as shorthand for “God” (Greek “Theos”, as in “theology”.

  6. susanwobb

    susanwobb said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, I believe it’s the 23.5 degrees tilt of the earth’s axis (away from perpendicular to the ecliptic) that’s the reason for the season.

  7. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @pschearer

    Yes yes, you’ve made that abundantly clear.

  8. ottod

    ottod GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @pschearer

    …or the fries in Friday.

  9. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @pschearer

    Well said!

  10. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @pschearer

    Exactly.

  11. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 1 year ago

    just think – on Dec 22 we can all have a happy SOLSTICE and then 3 days later celebrate the feast of MITHRA (which Constantine co-opted for increasing his army by renaming it christmas)

  12. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 1 year ago

    speaking of names of days – Monday originates from MOONday (French, Spanish, German, Thai…probably others); Wednesday – Odin’s Day; Friday – Freia’s Day; saturn’s day, Sun’s day

  13. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    The second one.

  14. johbjacob

    johbjacob said, over 1 year ago

    Go with the first one, Zack! Although, it was Constantine who made December 25 Christmas. Jesus was likely born in April.

  15. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 1 year ago

    @ottod

    Frey’s day to be correct.

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