In his well-documented book, Babylon MYSTERY Religion, Ralph Woodrow says, “Instead of this day
(Dec. 25) being the time of our Saviour’s birth, it was the very day and season on which the pagans for centuries had celebrated the birth of the Sun-god! December 25th was the day of the old Roman feast of the birth of Sol—one of the names of the sun-god. In pagan days, this birth of the sun-god was especially popular among that branch of the “mysteries” known as Mithraism. Concerning this we read: ‘The largest pagan religious cult which fostered the celebration of December 25 as a holiday throughout the Roman and Greek worlds was the pagan sun worship—Mithraism. This winter festival was called THE NATIVITY—the nativity of the SUN.’
And not only was Mithra, the sun-god of Mithraism, said to be born at this time of the year, but Osiris,
Horus, Hercules, Bacchus, Adonis, Jupiter, Tammuz, and other sun-gods were also supposedly born at what is today called the ‘Christmas’ season—the winter solstice! Says a noted writer: ‘The winter solstice was the time at which all the sun-gods from Osiris to Jupiter and Mithra had celebrated their birthdays, the celebration being adorned with pine tree of Adonis, the holly of Saturn, and the mistletoe…tapers represented the kindling of the
newborn sun-god’s fire.’ Now the fact that the various sungods that were worshipped in different countries were all believed to have been born at the same season (in the old fables), would seem to indicate that they were but different forms (under different names) of the original son of THE SUN-god,
TAMMUZ, of Babylon, THE LAND From WHICH SUN-worship originally SPREAD. In Babylon, the birthday of Tammuz was celebrated at the time of the winter
solstice with great feasts, revelry, and drunkenness—the same way many celebrate today! The ancient
celebration spread and became so much an established custom that in pagan Rome and Greece, in the days of the Teutonic barbarians, in the remote times of ancient Egyptian civilization, in the infancy of the race, the period of the winter solstice was ever a period of rejoicing and festivity. When this mid-winter festival came to Rome, it was known as the Saturnalia—Saturn being but another name of Nimrod or Tammuz as The hidden god.’ A study into this shows how far apostate Church leaders went in their effort to merge Christianity and paganism into one apostate religion—even to placing the birth of Christ on a date to harmonize with the pagan birthday celebration of the SUN-god ! “—end quote.