I find myself bemused by the customary Pagan-Christian chatter over Solstice versus Christmas. “We were here first!”, say the Pagan’s. We had the last laugh!”, say some Christians. “You’re both Pagans!”, say other Christians. Oh, my! I need a Panadol.
I have to admit, I always find it incredibly ironic to witness Wiccans complaining about one religion SAMPLING from another, or dogmatically asserting the ONE TRUE MEANING of the season (just think about it for half a second). I also find it ironic to hear “postmodern missionaries” triumphantly asserting the Christmas metanarrative in a ways which are neither postmodern, nor particularly missional. And let’s not forget the puritans, who in keeping themselves clean tend to head dirt on everyone.
Honestly, what’s wrong with different people celebrating different things on the same day?