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

Cindy Kandolf (
25 Aug 1995 09:40:27 GMT

In article <41dnbr$>
(Robert A. Uhl) writes:
> In article <41djih$>,
> 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.

That bit with plunging the paschal candle into the water sure looks
like a reinterpretation of a pagan fertility rite to _me_.

-Cindy Kandolf, certified language mechanic, mamma flodnak Trondheim, Norway
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