Merry Wintermas 2016 to all! It’s December 25th. The Winter Solstice has passed, and the days are getting slightly but noticeably longer. In the era before Christmas, late December was the time of Saturnalia, a festival devoted to the Roman God of wealth, agriculture and time. It was, and still is, a time of gift-giving and good will toward men and women.
It more recent years it has also become a time appreciating children and family, and listening to beautiful music. There is no reason the non-religious should not enjoy these celebrations as much as any believer. But the undertaking of creating meaning for non-theists at this time of year remains a work in progress.
Fortunately, Wintermas is up to the task. Our short Wintermas eBook is a start, but there is much, much more to come. That is our mission! So Happy Holidays to all and Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to our religious friends. And to all a good night!