Speak Minister Louis Farrakhan!
Reader, a lot of us get caught up in the COMMERCIAL HYPE OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS and don't even know what all the other symbolism means and the incorporation of PAGAN PRACTICES. Yesterday, Minister Louis Farrakhan took to his social media and posted the following with an overwhelming response:
Did you know that when you put your lights on, put it all over your house, put a candle in the window, and a wreath, that’s because the people worshiped the Sun? December the 21st is the shortest day of the year, so the Sun worshippers thought their god was leaving them. So they were entreating their god to come back to them, so they would burn a yule log. They lit candles. They cut the tree out of the forest. And when Constantine became a Christian from being a pagan, he substituted the worship of The Sun for the worship of The Son of God. But how do you carry out the honor and worship of Christ? Drunk? That’s part of the holiday season. Foolish? Doing unrighteous things? We have dishonored Jesus by the way we practice pagan/heathen practices as ex-slaves in the manner that we were acculturated to act.