He is digging himself deeper with each post. I am doing little to help. And yes, the priest is a daughter, not a son.
I guess he can end it by declaring that I am making it all up, and bolt without ever acknowledging that he was wrong (and insulting) multiple times.
Give it up Maxie. You're flailing and blubbering. The priest is a she, and a married mother of two. And yes, they are intelligent, productive, successful, and liberal. And I will not discuss science topics with someone who thinks god made the Grand Canyon.
Geology is responsible for the Grand Canyon, and all my kids are liberal, healthy, productive adults, thanks very much. One is a priest, doncha know.
And Ike, as I recall you are a former teacher now on disability..
Nope: retired after 30 years. Very healthy and able. Will be hiking the Grand Canyon again this spring. Down and back in one 15 hour stretch.
That's retired early. Because we managed our finances well. And no cats. New puppy.
I absolutely don't have a problem with trees or carols, as long as they don't start in October. I have no problem with the religious aspects of Christmas either. I have attended many services over the years, and found them moving and beautiful. I have a problem with Christians who think that atheists who ask that the constitution be respected are "persecuting" them (hard to take that seriously when Christians are in the vast majority and the government has always favored them). And I have a problem with Christians that think that Christmas is the only holiday being celebrated at this time of the year. Christians (religious or cultural) have made a mess of this holiday, starting in early October and ending abruptly on the morning of the 26th, when dry faded trees are dumped on the curbs and Valentine's candy hits store shelves. This is not technically Christmas: it is Advent, and Christmas runs for 12 days from the 25th. You would have a difficult time discerning that "Christian fact" nowadays.
Why should it matter? Non-believers celebrate Christmas everywhere, even in countries not majority Christian. It has become a secular holiday in many places in the world. What's not to like? Santa, lights, trees; in my family's home country, Norway, it is dark most of the day, so the trappings of Yule, merged with Christmas, are very important.
PS I don't celebrate Easter (or Lent) so I always tried to work on that Sunday so that others could have it off.
The war on Christmas is a myth, degage. Christmas itself has taken over the country, occupying 2 months of the year. It has become a retail orgy clothed in vaguely religious terms.
Perhaps you should check out what this evangelical blogger has to say: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/holidays-persecuted
Thanks for demonstrating my point, maxie.
Easter as well, jesse! Can't have those pagans fornicating during the spring fertility festivals.
You are happy to be specific on why you think I am wrong, maxi, or behave like a 12 year old and look foolish. Your choice.