The word “Christmas” means “Mass of Christ”. or, as it later became shortened, “Christ-Mass”, and finally “Christmas”. It came to us as a Roman Catholic Mass. But where did they get it? Since it has come to us through the Roman Church, and has no authority but that of the Roman Catholic Church, let us examine the Catholic Encyclopedia, published by that denomination. Under the caption “Christmas” you will find: “Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church…the first evidence of the feast is from
Egypt. ” “Pagan customs centering around the January calendary gravitated to Christmas.”
Not to Jerusalem, or to Bethlehem, neither to Hebrew nor Christian scriptures do we go for the true story of Christmas. But we must hie away to Babylon, to the land of Shinar, to learn just when Christmas was started, by whom and why abundant evidence exists which proves Christmas utterly pagan in origin; as pagan as belief in Dagon, Vishnu, Baal, or Isis and Osiris.