“And only when they made a holy day for God did they find they had made a holiday for men.” -- G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy "A festival without gods is a non-concept, is inconceivable." -- Josef Pieper, In Tune With the World"Ubi caritas gaudet ibi festivitas" ("Where love rejoices, there is festivity"). -- St John Chrysostom … Continue reading Is Labor Day a Holiday?
One thing I’ve never had much patience with are Christians who refuse to celebrate Christmas and Easter because these celebrations were simply co-opted pagan festivals. These are fringe fundamentalists “reclaiming the gospel” by pontificating on how we should not celebrate those holidays. I actually met one a couple weeks ago, which prompted this writing. She … Continue reading Christian Holidays are Pagan? The Chronological Snobbery of Christian Temporal Provincials