25th December 2008

“Christmas as we know it is largely a German import, and that even before the Victorians codified the festival, it was a mishmash of the stolen festivities of earlier societies and faiths. I'm not going to argue that Paganism is the true faith of this island [the UK]; the only reason pagans believed the things they believed is that they didn't know very much. All they knew was how to party, and Christians have been on a 2,000-year mission to stamp that out.”

Jeremy Hardy

One Response to “25th December 2008”

  1. Rozmarija Grauds Says:

    Poor Jeremy Hardy has never heard of the axial tilt of the earth, and that Christmas became a major holiday because it was tacked onto the perfectly scientific observation (though they didn’t know that while observing!) of countless centuries of Northern Hemisphere’s agrarian folk, whom we lump together under the term ‘pagan’, which roughly translates to peasant, tiller of the soil. Early settlers in the UK struggled for hundreds of years to align some stone, in a temple on Salisbury plain, to show them when the Sun was ready to warm their fields and streams once more! The Sun is our first and true deity, without it, we’d not even be here!