Tag Archive: Golden Bough

Aug 08

August 8: Eating God

Medieval Communion

Quam singulari (1910): Christian Communion It was on this date, August 8, 1910, that “Quam singulari,” a decree of the Sacred Congregation of the Sacraments, specified the age at which children are to be admitted to first Communion in the Roman Catholic Church.[1] The Catholic Encyclopedia, the authority on the subject, says that conditions for …

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Jan 01

January 1: James George Frazer

Sir James George Frazer

“[Frazer] was not an Atheist. I would say perhaps that he held his judgment in suspense.” That is the common definition of an Agnostic.

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Dec 17

December 17: Christmas and Saturnalia

Saturnalia

Most of the pagan cults are exterminated now, thanks to the love of Christ, but the celebrations continue under new management. It seems that the pagan spirit, minus the bloodshed of the executed-then-resurrected redeemer-god, lives on.

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