Happy Winter Solstice

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  • 12-20-2012, 06:30 PM
    Smokey
    Happy Winter Solstice
    Tonight-on the eve 20th and 21th of December-is longest and darkest night of year. In many cultures is celebrated in the memory of the victory of light over darkness, as tommorow days will get longer and nights shorter.
  • 12-20-2012, 06:42 PM
    Feanor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    Tonight-on the eve 20th and 21th of December-is longest and darkest night of year. In many cultures is celebrated in the memory of the victory of light over darkness, as tommorow days will get longer and nights shorter.

    I'm confident it will be happy despite the end of the current Mayan "baktun" of 144,000 days that began on August 11, 3114 BC -- misconstrued by some to be the end of the world.
  • 12-20-2012, 08:58 PM
    Smokey
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    Originally Posted by Feanor View Post
    I'm confident it will be happy despite the end of the current Mayan "baktun" of 144,000 days that began on August 11, 3114 BC -- misconstrued by some to be the end of the world.

    That remind me of a joke I heard: If Mayan were good predictors, then why they didn't predict their own demise :)
  • 12-21-2012, 05:18 AM
    Feanor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Feanor View Post
    I'm confident it will be happy despite the end of the current Mayan "baktun" of 144,000 days that began on August 11, 3114 BC -- misconstrued by some to be the end of the world.

    To be more precise, August 11, 3114 BC was the beginning not of the current baktun, but of the current cycle of 13 baktuns which is ending today.
  • 12-21-2012, 05:23 AM
    Feanor
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    Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    That remind me of a joke I heard: If Mayan were good predictors, then why they didn't predict their own demise :)

    Latest research suggests that the big factor was climate change, (a century-long drought at least), combined with popular reaction to leaders who were supposed to get the Gods to bring rain but failed, and inter-city warfare.

    Is there a lesson to be learned by today's leaders and citizens? Yes: will it be learned? Likely not.
  • 12-21-2012, 07:40 AM
    JohnMichael
    The Winter Solstice the reason for the season. Christmas should be September 15th which is the date of Jeus' birth. He was born the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles in 5 BC. A monk made an error in calculations as to the year.
  • 12-21-2012, 09:41 PM
    Smokey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JohnMichael View Post
    The Winter Solstice the reason for the season. Christmas should be September 15th which is the date of Jeus' birth. He was born the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles in 5 BC. A monk made an error in calculations as to the year.

    Its all good :)

    Anytime we get a chance to get away from work for few days and spend it with family and friends is cause for celebration no matter who's birthday it is or might not be.

    BTW.....
  • 12-22-2012, 03:38 AM
    thekid
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    Tonight-on the eve 20th and 21th of December-is longest and darkest night of year. In many cultures is celebrated in the memory of the victory of light over darkness, as tommorow days will get longer and nights shorter.

    Bring on the light!
    I am already tired of going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark......