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December 24, 2006

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I stopped believing blindly long, long ago. But I love a winter festival of light, I find I need it. Still, trees and lights are not christian, however co-opted.

Good Yule.

Happy Festivus and A MERRY MISSELTOV!

Think of it as Saturnalia and the Solstice where we celebrate that every day from now on for the next 6 months will be a tiny bit longer :)

Brian, I am glad that you have got down to the brass tacks with regards to this Christian religious aggressiveness. It seems to get extra dense and pushy around the Christmas holidays.

It's about time the dogmatic Christians who come to this site, and whose obvious underlying intent is to push and shove their Bible and religion into the faces of the rest of us who are not Christians, to just keep it to themselves.

I don't demand that anyone share my views, so it's not right that they should force theirs on me, and then judge me if I don't accept it.

I just have one comment...

Where's the love man?

Christmas stinks in America. I agree. The corporations have taken over Christmas. In fact, the corporations have taken over just about everything - maybe even Christianity...

The Savior was not even born in the winter - unless those shepherds were polar bears :-) watching over their flock by night...brrr

I love and respect all people. I find Ramadan fascinating. To go without food during every daylight hour for a whole month...wow! What dedication! Buddhism and Taoism are incredible religions. I think that Buddhism is the religion of peace through brotherly love.

Judaism is a religion which goes back thousands of years. Some of my closest friends are Jews.

Touching Christmas, I try to turn off the TV and cover my ears during Christmas...but I do love the fact that I get to spend a little more time with my wife during that time. My parents, my brother and sisters...we have an excuse to hang out and leave work. Oh well. As for my own faith...

I personally believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Almighty God. I have had personal spiritual experiences which have confirmed my faith. I count those blessings every day.

I also believe that that Christ has called prophets in our day.

I believe that we can all be led by personal inspiration from the Almighty...from Buddhists to Agnostics to Christians.

In the end it will not be the emblem we have worn - be it the cross or the Star of David or the "tika." (The tika is less a religous emblem and more a symbol of marriage but it was the only thing I could think of :-) )

It will not be that we wished more people Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays than the next guy. It will be in how we treated each other.

ESPECIALLY our families. "No success can compensate for failure inside the home."

"The most important work you do will be in the walls of your own home."

Not the office. I don't think that at the end of your life you will say "Gee I wish I had spent more time on that one business proposal"

That's all I got.

Adam Chavez
xyzadam@gmail.com

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