Tag Archives: Christmas

Since typing is a hassle, have some music

I wonder how long this took to practice. (Wrist update: got a new cast yesterday and it looks like things are lined up nicely. I’ve been given a list of exercises to do 5 times a day, too. Will come … Continue reading

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Less than 3 months away..must be time for War on Christmas!

The most recent casualty, at least going by the Daily Mail, is a release of Thomas the Tank Engine on DVD: The team behind the much-loved children’s TV series has angered campaigners by setting a story during the ‘winter holidays’. … Continue reading

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Christmas depends on the definition of “religious”

At least in terms of how people want to celebrate it. Statistics from a USA Today/Gallup survey and one by Lifeway uncover what people think about the meaning of Christmas and its traditions. while most call this a holy day … Continue reading

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It’s not false advertising to say atheists are good

There’s an ad campaign running in Fort Worth, Texas right now featuring the usual bus ad regarding the number of atheists who are good without god. It’s not false advertising. It’s not saying every atheist is good without god. We’re … Continue reading

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“War” on Christmas is a misnomer

I don’t really get this whole “war on Christmas” thing that people get tetchy about this time of year. When there are requests to remove nativity scenes off government property, it’s because a government shouldn’t give special treatment to one … Continue reading

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The One Minion Search Party vol. 43

Getting back into the swing means looking at more search results to see what ultimately lures people in my direction. So, a small sampling since it’s been a few weeks since I last did this: how much should i pay … Continue reading

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Argentine archbishop did not “defeat” Santa Claus

There are several headlines leading to this story, but I’m looking at the one from Digital Spy because the headline is especially misleading. Organisers of a Christmas cabin in the Argentinian city of Resistencia have cancelled plans for a gift-giving … Continue reading

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One question about this Christmas ad

I’m not knocking it. In fact I love it. It’s from a bus ad campaign running in Ireland. I just wonder: how sharp is a halo? Picture Mary, presumably about to deliver this boy in the nature God intended. Nothing … Continue reading

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How Christians tell their kids about Santa

Well, not all Christians. Mark Driscoll. I can’t include all because he’s only writing about his own family, but he suggests others explain Santa Claus his way: When it comes to cultural issues like Santa, Christians have three options: (1) … Continue reading

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Some toys not good enough for Salvation Army

And by good, I mean that there are actually toys considered too evil for that charity to pass along to children wanting presents Christmas morning. Apparently anything to do with Harry Potter or the Twilight series has to be “disposed … Continue reading

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