This headline caught my eye: Pagan Christmas ritual pressed on young kids.
A public-school handout urging young children in Virginia to attend a “Pagan ritual” tomorrow to “celebrate Yule” is sparking objections from concerned parents.
Because of a recent court ruling which forbade the school district from declining to pass out a flyer to its students from a Christian organization, the school then had to allow this flyer sent home with students from a pagan organization. This is why we homeschool.
But the story doesn’t end there. The big hook the pagan organization is using is the Christmas traditions all children are familiar with — such as Christmas trees, wreaths, and Santa — and revealing the pagan origins and symbolism behind them.
The more I learn about the root of paganism in ancient history, and their holidays and symbolism, the more I lean toward the Puritan persuasion. The Puritans did not celebrate Christmas because of its pagan roots. My question to myself is: How can I honor Jesus Christ in all our Christmas celebrations and traditions? Or is Christmas as we know it so rooted in idol worship, in the grossest kind of rebellion against God, that it is impossible to honor Jesus through it?