Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Saturday 1 December 1660
As good Puritans knew, nothing in the Bible points to December as the season of Christ's birth.
Reading the Diary should convince one that the return of the High Church and its holidays coincided with a sharp decline in public morality. For this and other reasons It is fallacious to think that dislike of a certain religion is necessarily blind prejudice.