You know the drill: around this time of year the Christophobes try to debunk Christmas by alleging that it’s simply a hodgepodge of pagan traditions that Christians co-opted to ease the transition of converts into their religion.
Mithraism, Vikings, blah blah blah . . .
Yesterday I discovered (thanks to Travis Prinzi of the Hogwarts Professor website) a nice response to this critique of Christmas on the Alastair’s Adversaria blog. You might want to bookmark the entry (or this post pointing to it) for reference each December, as these attacks are unlikely to abate anytime soon.
Merry Christmas, and I hope you’ll all be in church tomorrow!