History predating christianity

I have heard [the Christian musician] Michael Card say that the anchor was a primary Christian symbol until about 400 AD. As Michael Card observes in his recent album, : "The first century symbol wasn't the cross; it was the anchor.

—Dick The anchor became a key Christian symbol during the period of Roman persecution.

Seleucus reputedly chose the symbol because he had a birthmark in the shape of an anchor.

Jews living under the empire adopted the symbol on their coinage, though they phased it out under the Hasmonean ruler Alexander Jannaeus around 100 B. An even stronger explanation can be found in church history. D., the emperor Trajan banished the fourth pope, St. When the pope converted the people there, Trajan ordered that Clement be tied to an iron anchor and drowned.

The "reason of the season" is a combination of different traditions.

It includes sun worship and pagan nature religions who have venerated the natural cycle for many thousands of years.

Many religions in history have claimed the winter solstice as a holy day.

Many traditional elements of Christmas pre-date Christianity" JQPU_Content="Belief that a single creator god had a son, Jesus Christ, born to a human mother, and that Jesus' crucifixion by the Romans brings salvation About Christianity" href="christianity.html".

Nowadays it is laid upon by various Christianity" JQPU_Content="Belief that a single creator god had a son, Jesus Christ, born to a human mother, and that Jesus' crucifixion by the Romans brings salvation About Christianity" href="christianity.html"Christian stories, and Christianity" JQPU_Content="Belief that a single creator god had a son, Jesus Christ, born to a human mother, and that Jesus' crucifixion by the Romans brings salvation About Christianity" href="christianity.html"Christians even say, quite wrongly, that they invented Christmas.

In combination with these religious sources is a heavy dose of commercialism - many "traditions" are in fact invented by commercial companies trying to find nifty ways of selling goods.

A sensible and modern refrain is that Christmas is simply a secular midwinter holiday season; it is important to all families as one of the three holiday seasons in between children's school terms.

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