Well isn’t this interesting? The Worldnutdaily has apparently declared a war on Christmas with an “exclusive” video from Richard Rives, president of Wyatt Archaeological Research (yes, Ron Wyatt’s fraudulent group), declaring that Christmas is a pagan holiday that should not be celebrated by Christians.
I can’t embed the video for some reason, but Rives explains that the Romans celebrated the birthday of Sol Invictus, the sun god, on December 25th. He also points out that many Christian groups have outlawed the celebration of Christmas for that reason, including the Puritans of Massachusetts in the mid-1600s, and that it has historically been condemned as a pagan holiday by several denominations, including Methodists, Baptists and Presbyterians.
The amusing thing, of course, is that Rives is right about all this. Christmas was indeed a pagan holiday long before it was dedicated to Christ, as was Easter. Ironically, the only ones actually declaring a war on Christmas are Christians, not atheists. So I’m sure the American Family Association and Liberty Counsel will be adding the Worldnutdaily to their “naughty” list for declaring this war on Christmas, right? Right? Yeah, I didn’t think so.