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Valentine’s Day and Love
The origin of this day is uncertain. Here are some theories: (1) Some (not all) believe that it is a “christianized” form of the Roman festival of Lupercalia. This festival occurred each year between February 13th and 15th. It is … Continue reading
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“Do not learn the way of the Gentiles… for the customs of the people are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the ax. They decorate it with silver … Continue reading
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Easter, a Special Holy Day?
Some people avoid any connection with Easter. It is to them an unauthorized special holy day at best, and a pagan holiday at worst. Some people place special emphasis on Easter Sunday. They attend the worship assembly, when they ordinarily … Continue reading
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The making of New Year’s resolutions is nothing new. (a) The Babylonians were doing so 4,000 years ago. On their new year, which occurred in mid-March, loyalty to their king was affirmed, and promises were made to their gods (Sarah … Continue reading
Christmas, Should We or Shouldn’t We?
Some people welcome Christmas, and go “all out” for it. Trees are set up and decorated with lights, ornaments, and tinsel. Lights and decorations are placed on the exterior of houses, and in lawns. Christmas music is played. Presents are … Continue reading
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Mardi Gras: A Mockery of Pure Religion
It is called “Mardi Gras” meaning “Fat Tuesday.” It is called “Carnival” from “Carne Vale” meaning farewell to flesh.” It is the last opportunity to revel and “live it up,” before the Catholic’s forty days of lent starts, and abstinence … Continue reading
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