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Saturnalia

It’s funny to think of all those Romans beginning their week-long celebration today, being nice to their slaves and giving gifts and decorating trees outside. And when Constantine came along and moved a Jewish baby’s birthday up from January, so … Continue reading

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Pentecost

Syncretism is one thing if it happens over centuries. Like let’s say you’re Italian. A long, long time ago your ancestors had a mid-winter festival in honor of Saturn celebrating the birth of the sun; and then Constantine, who ruled … Continue reading

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