Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

Robert A. Uhl (
22 Aug 1995 22:56:59 GMT

In article <41djih$>,
Bob Haley <> wrote:
>Both authors are correct. In addition, some of the practices of
>the Roman Catholic Church are derived from Pagan rituals. This
>was done in order to get pagans into the church. The papcy
>endorsed this.

Well, that's not quite true. Neither the Orthodox nor the Catholic
church has pagan practices, but both placed certain feasts (Christmas,
All Saint's Day (in the West)) on or near pagan feast days in order to
get the peasants into the church and not out dancing naked and
involving themselves in drunken orgies.

Icons are _not_ pagan. Veneration of the Theotokos is _not_ pagan.
The Eucharist is _not_ pagan. The Sacraments are _not_ pagan. I
challenge you to name one practice of either church which is pagan.

| Bob Uhl | Spectre | `En touto nika' + |
| U of D | Baron Robert von Raetzin | |