The Two Christmas Celebrations, A.D. I. and MDCCCLV

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Author: Theodore Parker
Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,458 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 371
Added to site: 2005.11.05
mnybks.net#: 11820
Genre: Religion
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full of all manner of loving kindness and tender mercy. So all over the world to-day, among the two hundred and sixty millions of Christians, there is great rejoicing on account of his birth, which it is erroneously supposed took place on the 25th of December, in the year ONE. They sing psalms, and preach sermons, and offer prayers, and make a famous holiday. But the greater part of the people think only of the festival, and very little of the noble boy who was born so long ago in a tavern-barn in Judea. And of all the ministers who talk so much about the old Christ, there are not many who would welcome a new man who should come and do for this age the great service which Jesus did for his own time. But, as on the Fourth of July, slaveholders, and border ruffians, and kidnappers, and men who believe there is no higher law, ring their bells, and fire their cannons, and let off their rockets, making more noise than all those who honor and defend the great Principles of Humanity which make Independence Day famou

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