Originally Posted by juanruiz
Christians celebrate the Nativity on Dec 25 because that was originally the Winter Solstice. In other words, they "borrrowed" a pagan holiday. As for what year, the only two gospels to mention it don't agree. Herod did die in 4 BCE, so Matthew's version would put the birth somewhere in that time frame. Luke has Jesus born during the Great Census of Augustus, which took place in 6 CE. Since both stories were invented nearly a century after the event, it's likely they're both wrong.
Your accusations that the Gospels were invented and that they were written at the late date you mention are merely your personal opinion and should not be presented as indisputable fact. http://www.saint-mike.org/Apologetic...00920Sean.html http://www.gotquestions.org/when-Gospels-written.html http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/14452.htm