Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Religious Faith - Raised-a-Quaker

Religious Faith/Religious Diversity/Raised-a-Quaker/Christmas/The Grinch Delusion An Atheist Can Believe in Christmas/New York Times/New York/NY/USA/16-Dec-06/NYT/…In other words, he is a having a (relatively) holly, jolly atheistic Christmas, one that will include presents and a big family party. And Mr. Harris, who was raised by a Jewish mother and a Quaker father, sees no glaring contradiction in doing so, at least not one he feels the need to spend much time thinking about.

“It seems to me to be obvious that everything we value in Christmas — giving gifts, celebrating the holiday with our families, enjoying all of the kitsch that comes along with it — all of that has been entirely appropriated by the secular world,” he said, “in the same way that Thanksgiving and Halloween have been.”. …..

Dallas Morning News/Dallas/TX/USA


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