As mankind began to develop more complex ways of life, and as cities began to increase in size and complexity, a new type of society emerged. These societies are known today as civilizations. A civilization is a nation or people that share a common culture, common laws, a common economy, and typically a common faith or religion.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
In December of 1657, the Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine to be payed by anyone celebrating Christmas.