Ultimate Christmas Quiz – Answer #2

2. According to the Gospels, what day was Jesus born?

a. Dec 25th.
b. Dec 24th.
c. No date is given in any gospel.
d. The day of the Winter Solstice.
e. The third night of Hanukkah.

Note: Originally Christians didn’t celebrate birthdays at all; that was what heathens did.  Being born into this sinful world was nothing to celebrate; what mattered was leaving it!  So they celebrated feast days of saints on the date of their glorious deaths. It wasn’t until the fourth century that Christians began wanting a birthday for their god, too. So they stole the date from…

(Phil here…. You can learn who they stole the date from in the answer to #3)


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