Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah,
and of course, Happy Birthday Sir Isaac Newton! Every year, the Earth
reaches this point in its journey around the Sun. Because of our planet's axial
tilt, this marks the time when days begin to lengthen and nights become shorter!
This phenomenon was critical in the northern latitudes to every ancient culture.
They often ascribed supernatural reasons to this natural annual occurrence. In
the 400s, the nascient Christian religion borrowed many of the winter traditions
of their pagan converts and melded them into what we know today as
Christmas. Christmas is a Christian tradition; the winter solstice belongs to
us all! Be with friends and family, give to others, receive gratefully, and
enjoy what has been a special time of year for humans for some 200,000
As human beings, living in this so-called free and secular nation, we have the ability and the right to question, examine and dissect all things religious, all things political, all things philosophical, all things cultural, even all things scientific.
Any attempts to silence freethought will only make us think louder!