Archive for Deep Thoughts

Why Christmas Bugs Me

David Neiwart popped up a post on Orcinus today about the whole mess in Washington State (as an aside, I grew up in Washington, and don’t believe in calling it ‘Washington State’ to differentiate from Washington DC, you should just call Washington DC Washington DC, you know?). I’ve been chewing on this now for a few days, and thanks in part to Christopher Hitchens, I’ve found out why things are bothering me.

Ideally, like Christopher, I’d love to live in a world where us atheists mind our own business and the folks of all of the other religions mind their own business, but the world isn’t like that. The very nature of religion and the very nature of the world makes this impossible, which then makes every display of religion a tacit attack on not only atheism, but every other religion out there.
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