Happy Summer Solstice

(21 Posts)
deepbluetr Sat 21-Jun-14 15:28:04

Happy Solstice to all who mark this special day- for any reason. wine

SecretWitch Sat 21-Jun-14 15:35:41

Same to you, deepbluetr! We are having beautiful weather here to celebrate the longest day of the year..

nicename Sat 21-Jun-14 15:42:47

How do you celebrate it? Should we be doing something booze related special?

deepbluetr Sat 21-Jun-14 15:50:04

Happy Solstice Secretwitch.
I have baked bread and honey cakes have a lovely display of flowers, temple stones and candles burning in my South facing windows.

deepbluetr Sat 21-Jun-14 15:51:23

Nicename- it's a personal thing. You don't have to mark the occasion at all if you don't want to. If you feel like having a tipple then why not.

Idontseeanyicegiants Sat 21-Jun-14 17:09:08

Happy Solstice, isn't it a lovely day? I did greet the sunrise with a small glass of wine this morning to round off my ritual and am absolutely shattered now grin
Early night for me...

deepbluetr Sat 21-Jun-14 17:28:57

Idont- happy solstice to you too. Yes a beautiful day.

Just having my first glass of wine now- OH is cooking.

SecretWitch Sat 21-Jun-14 19:05:34

I am planning to get some fresh cut flowers in and light a candle..I need to ask for calm and peaceful summer!

RainbowsStars Sat 21-Jun-14 19:23:33

Happy Summer Solstice from me too smile

I am a Christian Pagan - work that one out! - so I am enjoying the fact that it is the Solstice but I haven't yet worked out how to celebrate...getting slightly tipsy at the moment to be honest.

deepbluetr Sun 22-Jun-14 08:23:56

What is a christian pagan?

RainbowsStars Sun 22-Jun-14 12:21:38

Confused! I believe in elements of both Christianity and Paganism.

RainbowsStars Sun 22-Jun-14 12:23:58

The term "Christian Pagan" is occasionally seen as a description of an individual who participates at some level within an established Christian church, while functioning at a deeper level as a Pagan who has yet to "come out of the broom closet".

www.twpt.com/christianpagan.htm

deepbluetr Sun 22-Jun-14 12:24:14

I would have thought there are clashes between the two. Satan for example.

RainbowsStars Sun 22-Jun-14 12:31:19

I've never really accepted that part of Christianity to be honest.

deepbluetr Sun 22-Jun-14 12:49:37

Isn't that pretty fundamental? Jesus died for our sins etc? I thought christianity was all about good & evil.

RainbowsStars Sun 22-Jun-14 13:16:56

Yes, I believe in Jesus and all of that, I just don't really believe in Satan - I think it's a construct really.

deepbluetr Sun 22-Jun-14 13:21:49

But do you believe that jesus died for you? I thought that was all about delivering humaity from evil- where does all that sit if no devil?

RainbowsStars Sun 22-Jun-14 14:06:04

Yes, I do believe that about Jesus. Evil comes from free will, God gave us free will and we can do good or evil with that. Some choose good, some don't.

deepbluetr Sun 22-Jun-14 14:16:31

So god exists but not the devil? Who is creating all the evil then?

RainbowsStars Sun 22-Jun-14 14:29:27

We are, by our action.

deepbluetr Sun 22-Jun-14 14:41:06

So good is an extrinsic force, but not evil?

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