Posts from the ‘Christmas’ Category

  • On Light, Darkness, December — And Fighting For Your Ideas

    December 25th, 2019 | Christmas | journalpulp | No Comments

    Relentlessly Optimistic¬† Her parents had never meant to mistreat her. On the contrary, they’d always meant to love her — and they did love her. But Stephanie, the youngest of four, had come unexpectedly and somewhat late in their lives, and on top of that, she was sickly and accident-prone, susceptible to mishaps.¬† She was […]

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  • Christmas: A Pagan Holiday?

    Christmas: A Pagan Holiday?

    December 24th, 2015 | Christmas | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Syncretism: a term that means the combining or reconciling of opposing practices and principles. It’s most commonly used in a religious or philosophical context, and as with Easter, Christmas too is syncretic in its origins: a pagan celebration whose provenance long predates Christ’s birth but which eventually made its way into the Christian mainstream. As […]

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  • Seven Facts About Christmastime You Did Not Know

    Seven Facts About Christmastime You Did Not Know

    December 24th, 2013 | Christmas | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    Although not particularly religious — unless, of course, by “religious” you mean one who religiously likes fast cars and fast women — I nonetheless enjoy Christmastime, and the reason for this is that Christmastime represents something much more fundamental than the Pagan celebration of Saturnalia and the solstice, or the Christian celebration of Christ’s birth, […]

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  • Best Christmas Song Evuh (Two Versions)

    Best Christmas Song Evuh (Two Versions)

    December 25th, 2012 | Christmas | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    I do celebrate Christmas, but I don’t particularly care for Christmas music. And yet there are a few Christmas songs that are good. Here’s my favorite: Where Irish folk tunes meets punk rock– the aural antidote to sleigh bells and carols: And:

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  • Christmas And Its Origins

    Christmas And Its Origins

    December 25th, 2011 | Christmas | journalpulp | No Comments

    Syncretism is a term that means the combining or reconciling of opposing practices and principles. It’s most commonly used in a religious or philosophical context, and as with Easter, Christmas too is syncretic in its origins: a pagan celebration whose provenance long predates Christ’s birth but which eventually made its way into the Christian mainstream. […]

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