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The Short-Lived Season of Giving: How We Can Do Better

Every year around Christmas, we witness some of the same things: the debate about Christmas having pagan origins, commercialism, and the drive to do good deeds. The way I feel about the increased focus on doing good deeds around the holidays are two-fold, really. On one end there’s always a need that …

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The Origins of Christmas – Part 1

Is Christmas about Christianity? Centuries before Christ was born, Romans, Mesopotamians, Celts, Pagans, Germans and Scandinavians held huge celebrations on or near December 25th to welcome the return of the sun. In 1828, gang rioting got so bad in major cities during the Saturnalia (early Christmas-like) festivals, that New York …

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