Reply to post: Re: 1970s?

Take my advice and stop using Rubik's Cubes to prove your intelligence

katrinab Silver badge
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Re: 1970s?

"Also, if he was born on Dec 25 then he clearly was present on earth since conception 9 months earlier on March 25 ... so that marks the start of the year - hence lots of traditional rents etc were paid on "Lady Day"."

He wasn't. He was born during the lambing season, so spring-time, in 6BC.

Christmas traces its routes to a pagan festival that was re-branded to be a celebration of the birth of Christ, as they figured that cancelling it wouldn't be very popular.

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