It’s the Winter Solstice, Stupid!

Yet another letter in the local paper trying to remind people of the reason for the season. Yet another idiot got it wrong. This miscreant claimed as many others in the past that this season is a christian holiday. In actuality this season was the time when people celebrated the solstice, the time when days started to become longer, and the sun was returning to it’s summer place in the sky.

If it were the celebration of the birth of a god in human form it would have to take place early in the year, not in December, or not as all, since such a birth never took place.

When I put up a "christmas tree" I will call it a "solstice tree", and it will be a celebration of life, not death, as in the christian vein.

(Human behavior observation: 081207)

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