Re: virus: Re: why religious
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 19:46:36 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 12 Nov 1996, Ken Pantheists wrote:


> D.Leeper:
> Then we got smart and realized
> it took the sun 365 days to circle the earth. To explain this
> discrepancy,
> priests made the 359'th day the birthday of the Sun God. Through the
> power
> of his birth we got an extra five days.
> -------------------------------------------------
> I have never heard this.
> What culture are you speaking of? What years? Who are "we"? And I still
> don't get the connection to Lucifer.

Sounds Germanic to me.

A similar effect shows up in the Mayan calendar. 18 "months" of 20 days,
and the 5/6 extra days are "bad luck days"--don't do anything on them.
The Mayan calendar accumulates error more slowly than the current Gregorian

> Do you have a source?
> I have heard of the changing of calendars in the Roman/Christian
> tradition-- that is why there are two christmases, two easters etc.
> between the Orthodox and Catholic churches. Does that relate?

I don't think so.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd