"The New Year's holiday originates with a number of pagan holidays from ancient Rome. The 1st of January was a holiday dedicated to the pagan god Janus, and the name of the month comes from his name Images of Janus had two faces on the opposite sides, which meant that he saw both past and present. there was a saying that whatever greeted January 1st with fun, laughter, and plenty would pass the entire year in happiness and well being. The very same superstition accompanied the celebrating of the new year for many of our compatriots.......During certain pagan holidays, people would directly bring sacrifices to an idol. Some were notorious for immoral orgies,adultery, and fornication. On other occasions , for example during the Janus holiday, there were excess in eating and drinking, drunkenness, and every sort of uncleanness that accompanies them. If we remember how we ourselves in times past have celebrated New Year's then we admit that all of us have participated in this pagan celebration- A GEORGIAN NEWSPAPER If these were the critical yet honest apriasing voice of a religious leader about the celebration of the New Year: If truly his assertions as regards the origin of the New Year and the implications of the celebration were anything to go by, then all celebrants of it are either willfully or ignorantly indulging themselves in a false celebration of a pagan event that has roots in obscenity, paganism and immorality, all in the name of a Christian baptism. Then too, they should be aware of its demonic inclinations. How they have all erred especially the religious leaders who for fear of losing face with their flocks or their long years of attained popularity, continue to indulge in it and keeping mute over the inherent dangers. One thing is certain, "one cannot be eating from the table of God and that of the devil at the same time, and said to be keeping faith with Him (God)!