The influence of Python in the Greco-Roman world was greatly enhanced by the expansion of Hellenism (Greek philosophy, culture, values). This worldview stands diametrically opposed to the concrete truth of YHWH’s commands and greatly affects not only the way we see the world, but also our view of worship.
Fully aware of the pagan roots of Christmas, Easter and Halloween, most christians will boldly declare “We are going to take these holidays back for Christ!” On the surface, this seems noble. If we’re part of Yahweh’s army and we’re supposed to be advancing the Kingdom, why not take these days back? It seems easy enough, go to the celebrations, make sure you either talk to someone, or listen to someone talk, about Jesus and it’s officially sanctified, right?