posted on Jan, 19 2006 @ 04:10 AM
Originally posted by spamandham
Oddly, the earth was passing around the sun long before "Jesus was born",
That's a pretty confident statement, spamandham. I hope you can provide your sourdes that support your claim. That was quite a while ago, and at
the time most people would have likely disagreed with you, and they were there.
Okay, my main point, Sol Natalis, the birth of the sun, or rebirth as it were. Back when folk were not totally confident that winter would actually
go away, they celebrated the day when the amount of daylight was measurably longer than the days previous. This was a good sign that once again
winter was going to end and another spring would follow it. The days immediately before and after the actual solstice, (Dec. 21) are not very
different in length of daylight, but by around December 25th, the lengthening of the day was significant enough to be certain that the tide had
turned, and they weren't headed for a evershortening day that would end in an eternal dark winter.
So December 25th is the birth of the sun, and it is the birth of the son.
Though the bible says the shepherds were in their fields when the other birth occured, and that is not likely in the middle of winter.
Edit: One other thing, March 1st used to be new years, that is why the number of the months september(7), october(8), november 9, and december 10,
don't line up with their names.
[edit on 03 22 2005 by BlackGuardXIII]