Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Winter Solstice

Well, I was going to this great post about the Winter Solstice and how the Celts view it at new birth and new beginnings, and how early Christianity adapted some of these ideas and applied them to Jesus' birth, even to the point of celebrating that birth then... But I didn't have time to research it and didn't want to sound too much like an idiot (or at least more than normal).

But since all that didn't work out, I just want to wish everyone a very happy Christmas. I'll only be blogging once next week, and you'll understand that when you see it next Friday, so I wish you and all of yours a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful start to 2008. Thanks for reading and taking the time out of your day read a little bit about my crazy life and thoughts.

Pax Vobiscum.


Adam said...

Merry Christmas, Phil. You are a true friend to me. Your family has always extended selfless hospitality to me, and I am truly blessed by our friendship.

Keith Brenton said...

Happy Saturnalia!

Amy said...

Merry Christmas to your family, Phil!

Anonymous said...

Merry Mithras day :)

You'll get the joke one day, maybe when you research that topic you were supposed too :)

Phil said...

I know about Mithras. I would have obliquely referred to him in the post. Maybe next year...

Thomas+ said...

The celebration of Christmas predates Sol Invictus, the "other" December 25th celebration, by at least two generations.

Of course, Winter Solstice celebrations are as old as the written word, so . . . whatever.

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