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Christmas is not a Fairy Tale

Christmas is not a Fairy Tale

I have looked in vain on the internet for a good response to The American Atheists’ recent anti-Christmas billboard campaign. This features a smirking girl writing her imaginary friend, Santa. “Dear Santa,” writes the little disbeliever, “All I want for Christmas is to skip church. I’m too old for fairy tales.” If that’s the case, [...]

Pondering and Heartfelt Praise

Pondering and Heartfelt Praise

Can any praise be worthy of the Lord’s majesty? So begins the Confessions of Augustine of Hippo. Given the limitations of the human mind and skill, the answer to this rhetorical question is obviously ‘no.’ Yet, as Augustine immediately points out, there is something profoundly unsatisfactory in this necessary answer. Deep in the human [...]

Victory Over the War on Christmas

Victory Over the War on Christmas

Every year we hear about it. Some new department store chain has changed the word Christmas to "Holiday" and instructed their employees to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." The laughable example of the "Holiday Tree" comes to mind. I saw this in a supercenter a couple years ago. A "Six Foot Holiday Tree with Built In Lighting" was [...]