Why do Christians celebrate Christmas using pagan symbols?
I have done research on the Origins of Christmas and found that the Catholics adopted the pagan ceremonies of fertility and the coming of winter. The following come from the pagan celebration of “Yule”:
Christmas Tree: pagan worship of the tree by decorating it
Yule log: burns as a good luck charm
Mistletoe: symbol of the male appendage (fertility)
Caroling: pagans used to sing and dance naked in the streets
Candy Cains: used to decorate Yule tree
What does God think about us adopting these traditions to Celebrate the birth of Christ?