Ahaha! Very good, Diest.
Okay guys. I thought maybe there was interest in a discussion. I see there is not. You both have a great day though.
Whats the point in having a discussion? You have already made up your mind!
It's not like the outcome of this thread is likely to be 'Oh no! Looks like there's more paganism in christianity than I first thought,maybe it is a cultural construct and i've been living a lie- I shall review my beliefs and renounce my christianity.'
Like Diest said, you're placement of christianity is an objective one for you believe it to be a truth and if you're going to take this stance, the cultural roots are irrelevant.
Paganism may have no relation to YOUR perception of christianity, but we weren't there when the whole thing developed. One could say, for the sake of making a large discussion topic because I'm revising and it's boring, that you are analogous to someone who doesn't know a thing about japan but visits a sushi restraunt every sunday and then gets upset when someone suggests the restraunt didn't just appear out of nowhere but was slowly developed over time by humans in far away lands.