Happy Solstice Have a Strong Start for 2011!
December 21st, marked the solstice! For people in the northern hemisphere it will be winter solstice and for people in the southern hemisphere it will be summer solstice due to the tilt of the Earth. For people on or close to the Equator the solstice is barely noticeable. In the northern hemisphere ancient people held celebrations at this time of year because it was the start of longer days and more sunlight. Did you know we Christians hijacked this natural celebration with Christmas. Why? Because it is the time matching the Zodiac Calendar when the Sun is at its lowest point seemingly there for 3 days before it starts to rise to once again proceeding to lengthen the daylight hours. The brightest Star East in the Orion Belt points to where the Sun will rise followed in a line by the next three stars, referred even unto this day as the Three Kings. All traceable to the late second to third century AD/CE. During that time, the Church father Cyprian (d. 258) remarked (De pasch. Comp., xix): "O, how wonderfully acted Providence that on that day on which that Sun was born...Christ should be born." In other words, the Savior's birth was being observed at the winter soltice. What is seldom known, however, is that prior to that time, Christ's birth was placed on a variety of days, indicating its non-historicity: January 5th, January 6th, March 25th, March 28th, April 19th, April 20th, May 20th, August 21st, November 17th and November 19th. If you like to learn more of Revealed Religion from a forensic study of the facts click here.
Also, this solstice will have a total lunar eclipse! This hasn't happened during the solstice since 1638, back in the day when us Christians were burning people alive for being witches or for questioning the Bible and Christian dogma. In fact, during the last solstice with a lunar eclipse, the great astronomer and man of science and God-given reason, Galileo Galilei, was under house arrest by our infallable Catholic Church for contradicting the ignorance of the Bible and its claim that the Sun revolves around the Earth!
The total eclipse will start at 1:33 a.m. ET and will peak at 3:17 a.m. ET. I hope you enjoy it!