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Whose Birthday?

From Whose Christmas Is It Anyway?

….during the last years of paganism, the cult of Sol remained so popular that the Church Fathers could only neutralize its celebration on the [traditional] winter solstice of December 25th by setting the birthday of Christ on that very same day. In other words, they snatched the day and, sooner rather than later, Christ trumped Sol.

This view is now almost universally accepted; but is it true?

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