Happy Summer Solstice 2013 – Friday, June 21.
May this first day of summer and longest day of the year bring you warm summer nights, playful joy with friends and family, bountiful crops, sincere contemplation and reflection, and unending discovery!
And many thanks to the stargazers and astronomers and astrophysicists and scientists, who have given us knowledgeable explanations and accurate predictions of the workings of the universe, and who have made antiquated myths like Joshua 10:12-13 a thing of the past.
“At that time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.” And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stopped in the midst of heaven and did not hurry to set for about a whole day.”
Because there’s nothing like a god who will suspend the physical laws of an imagined geocentric universe so that you can take vengeance on your enemies…