Tag: Christmas

Fred’s Annual Ricochet Community Christmas Waiver

 

shutterstock_161433128I’ve written and posted this the last couple of years. I’m posting it again this year because we have new friends joining our happy community all the time.

For those few of you who do not know, I am an atheist. But, fun fact: I still celebrate Christmas.

I put up a tree, I decorate, I go to parties, I give and receive gifts (contact me for my mailing address), I listen to Christmas music, I wear a Santa hat sometimes, I even put up a small nativity on my mantle. Nor am I the only atheist who does this. Both Vladimir Lenin and Ayn Rand celebrated Christmas.

Member Post

 

Dear Uncle Max, Christmas is coming, which means a visit from our crazy, tone-deaf uncle (also named, coincidentally, Max). Now, my lapsed Lutheran family may no longer believe in the reason for the season, but they do believe in singing Christmas carols, and coming from sturdy Lutheran stock, most are pretty good at it. Preview […]

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Looking Down on Black Friday

 

On a recent Black Friday, the New York Times asked its readership “What Does Black Friday Mean for You?” A few choice comments revealed the tone of the other 396:

To me it means getting in the car with my spouse and adult daughters and heading to Cape May…Birding! None of us buy into this nonsensical consumer binge day.

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Up until recently, the holidays were very stressful for me. As a child it pained me to choose, every year, between my mom and my dad each Thanksgiving and Christmas. It felt very unfair, and there was a definite inequality between me and my half sister, who was raised in an intact home. I always […]

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Christmas and Easter are bookends of God’s covenant fulfilled. By the first, He shocked and transformed us by becoming Man. The Messiah came not as a powerful king in glory but as a defenseless babe in poverty. We expected to be humbled, but instead God humbled Himself so that we may know Him and love […]

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