am i understanding correctly the author is making an actual claim that new years was somehow a celebration of the circumcision of Yeshua? Firstly, the church didnt even celebrate the birth on the 25th for many,many years. Secondly, most Christians recognize the 25th of december is not actually the date of Birth. Please, if there is truly some historical evidence for the statements by the author I would like to see it. I get the end point, but at what cost?
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from the article: What we talk about when we talk about New Year's