I don't see anything wrong in Huckabee calling Christmas "the celebration of the birth of Christ", even though I'm Jewish. That's what Christmas is all about, isn't it? Not the fanatic, mercenary splurge of buying gifts, not the yule log, not the mistletoe, notthe holly, not the Christmas tree with its lights - all pagan customs. It doesn't matter that the original nature of Christmas wqas the pagan winter solstice festival (all the customs mentioned above originated in that). What is important is that the bishops at the Church Council of Nicaea in 325 declared Christmas to be the birthday of Jesus. Religious Christians have a point when they say, "Put Christ back into Christmas".
Italian FM arrives in Iran to promote economic, political ties (Reuters)
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