Does the lunar eclipse combined with the Winter Solstice have any significance for your religion?
Just wondering which religions place importance on these events and whether they are simply a call for celebration or if these events are actually considered to have some sort of power or something that makes them unusually special. If so, does the combination of the two (as will occur on December 21, 2010) have any special meaning? What is done to commemorate these events?
What a new question. I have studied the Bible most part of my life and for me it is a no answer. Why should suns and planets that are created have any special importance on my faith`? Well may be that I can feel this awe that the Creator made universe so perfect and so vast that is never ends. That tells me a lot about God. But constellations are of no meaning.
Being a Wiccan, The lunar eclipse and winter solstice is very rare, it will be a very powerful night
Well, not to me personally. If the "administration" of my faith has a particular view, I am not aware of it, and would probably not subscribe to it.
My greatest article of faith, is how I relate to others, and not the 'signs of the sky', though, I do not totally dismiss them!
If atheism is a religion... then NO. We have no time for superstitious nonsense.
As far as I know generally Pagan religions find these days important and take them seriously.
But people of other religions also enjoy these events take something spiritual from them. For example, at the ancient moments of Newgrange in Ireland and Stone Henge in England, people from all over the world and different religions come to Witness these events.
I have never heard of a connection. Maybe religions that are based on the stars and moon may think it relates. I think these events are unusual and special because they are rare occurences and fascinating.
The first time in 400 years a Lunar Eclipse took place on the 'shortest day' is quite significant, in as much as it is a rare event though quite coincedental.
I don't think there is any religious significance, but it sure was a spectacular natural event.
There are vast differences, between Truth, Belief ... and Science. These are three of the many modes of the human's Perception of Reality.
Religion, is more or less a 'blind' Belief ... Truth, is the Known, Reality... and Science, human Cognition, floundering in the bogs of Reason.
When Planets and Stars are in a linear Alignment ... say every couple of centuries... these do effect our Physiology, hence behavior, due the unusual increase of Gravity's pushes and pulls, on our physiologies ...
These pushes and pulls are different, from Nature's Normal.
Since, there are no Secular measures to determine the Quantums of these Increases, or abrupt decreases ... These celestial phenomea are accepted as Natural ... while being blindly believed in Religion ...
Seculars, thus, consider these as a natural phenomenon, till a lot of people go half blind, watching Solar eclipses... then they Believe !
by John Coviello 11 years ago
Do You Do Anything Special For Winter Solstice?Any special rituals or celebrations?
by Baileybear 12 years ago
http://www.celticsymbols.net/sheela-na-gig.htmlMostly in Ireland
by tvs290 8 years ago
Whats so special about today's Lunar Eclipse?
by Beth Perry 9 years ago
Who is planning to watch the blood moon lunar eclipse tonight?I'm going to try and watch it -3AM EST- but we have a very cloudy sky tonight, so not sure if the view will be much. Anyone else going to try and see it?
by Kenna McHugh 5 years ago
"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'" — Lewis CarrollHappy Winter Solstice - ghrianstad an gheimhridh sona
by sobhy 12 years ago
The Earth casts a long shadow behind the side facing the sun. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon enters the Earth's shadow. This shadow has two parts: the known completely in the shadow of the umbra and the partial shadow called the penumbra.When the moon is completely immersed in the umbra, a...
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