Though I claim no allegiance to any religion or belief system, I have no objections to Christmas as a secular or religious holiday and I begrudge no one their beliefs. Indeed, I am very much in favor of the sentiments and ideals that the holiday represents. Still there aspects of the holiday which I find […]
The crass commercialization of Christmas is certainly a downer but really puts a damper on my Christmas Spirit is Black Friday which is the antithesis of Christmas. It would be a gross understatement to say that I’m not particularly religious. The truth is that I am not religious at all considering that I do not […]
It’s that time of year again and in social media the arguments begin, most in regard to the 25th of December. Here’s my two cents.
Merry Christmas versus Happy Holidays — I really don’t care what greeting you use. I’m fine with either so use whichever you prefer. Nobody is forcing you to use with one […]
Random chatter from the Monkey Mind as it leaps from limb to limb, howls, scratches its balls and flings feces at passersby…
Christmas tree up, decorated by Abi and Nick.
“There is nothing wrong with leaving the past behind.” The Moment of Letting Go.
I’ve got a lot of frequent flier miles on the C-141 and I think […]
Though Christmas is a “Christian” holiday, I celebrate it as a secular holiday with spiritual overtones. I regard Jesus of Nazareth as a great spiritual teacher whose teachings and message have largely been lost to those who claim to be his followers. It is his message of peace, compassion and good will that I try […]
With the holiday season (Christmas is not the only holiday in December) fast approaching I’m already starting to see the whining all over Facebook about taking Christ out of (or putting Christ in) Christmas. Like it or not, Christmas has become a secular holiday and many will celebrate the holiday without the religious connotations. For […]
I’ve answered a couple of polls regarding religious topics on Facebook recently. The questions were “Did Jesus Christ exist?” and “Should we keep ‘Christ’ in Christmas?” I’ll address each one separately.
Did Jesus Christ exist?
I have no reason to doubt that Jesus of Nazareth did, indeed, exist. The Jewish historian Josephus mentions Jesus twice […]
Song: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Artist: Gayla Peevey
Today’s Quote: “Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again.” ~ Mike Meyers
It has just occurred to me that I haven’t posted my Christmas wish list this year. I must be slipping. I […]
Today’s Quote: The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry Pratchett, Diggers
There’s a greeting card company that actually makes Christmas cards for atheists. That is either the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard or a stroke of pure […]