A Humanist Resolution to Overcome the Faith Gap

January 14, 2011

Please check out my latest blog for the Huffington Post! Below is a selection; it can be read in full at the Huffington Post:

SCAMSIt may be mid-January, but I’m still thinking of Christmas.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve just might be my favorite of the year. It is the one time that my entire family gets together. We spend several days eating our favorite foods, catching up and playing board games.

I’m the only member of my family who doesn’t live in Minnesota — I moved away several years ago — so that week is particularly special for me. While the snow piled up outside, I stole my 7-month-old nephew from his doting grandmother and smooshed his face into mine, worked on an unsolvable puzzle with my siblings and ate way too many cookies.

As I was getting ready to leave for the airport, my dad’s girlfriend stopped me at the door. “I’ve been wanting to ask you something,” she said, leaning in. “I know you’re an atheist, but is it OK for me to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to you?”

Continue reading at the Huffington Post.

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One Response to “A Humanist Resolution to Overcome the Faith Gap”

  1. Greg Tingey said

    Given that we have no idea at all as to what time of the year Yeshua was born, and that “christmas” is a well-crafted take-over of the pagan midwinter festival … why not?

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