Merry Xmas

by Jason Stotts

On this day, let us all remember the reason for the season: early christian jealousy over sweet pagan parties (Saturnalia) that involved fertility rites (orgies) and celebration of the winter solstice and the lengthening days.

As anyone who has read the christian’s bible would know,¬†jesus¬†(if a man with that name existed) was born in September.

2 Responses to “Merry Xmas”

  1. NS

    The *end* of the lengthening days.

  2. JasonStotts


    Actually, winter solstice marks the end of lengthening *nights* and the point at which the days start to get longer again.