Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Celebrating Summer Solstice! Pt. 2

Speaking of Solstice - did you know most major religions, even today, have some sort of observance of Solstice rites?


Even Catholics - those staid and stuffy party poopers co-opted this day (like every holiday they could wrap a cassock around) and it became the Feast of St. John the Baptist - offset as usual by a few days in a failed attempt to seem like it wasn't a pale imitation of a fun pagan party.

St. John is rather obvious though - unlike other saints, his feast day is set for the day of his birth, not death, mysteriously similar to that Jeebus guy whose birthday is offset by a few days from Winter Solstice...it is funny to me how such obvious co-opting was a successful tool in creating one of the worlds largest and still strong con games religions...oops my fingers slipped...

It's horribly crass of me to say so, not that it will stop me, but if it weren't for the bloody neck bits I would have thought the artist was rendering St. John's o-face...

Back to brighter topics...

Men in the Sun!


 

 
 

I love surfers...they have the right sort of attitude for a party day.


Remember - for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere today is a looooooong day...

So obviously I need to post more men to keep the day going strong! Keep an eye out for part 3...

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