Image via WikipediaThere are people who, if it comes up in general conversation that I'm a Christian and I do believe in God, feel it necessary to become quite aggressive and immediately tell me what a fool I am for having faith, or they express a (very tired, dull and glib) opinion that religion is at the root of all the world's evils.
I note that at the moment the very same people are running around putting up decorations, sending greetings cards, buying presents and food and preparing a feast to join in with the most widely celebrated event in the Christian calendar, the birth of Christ.
You know, if you truly are a independent, free thinking soul, beholden to no-one and nothing, free of religious taint, not held under the awful yoke of ritual myth, then surely you are are also able to free yourself from the mass hysteria and hype of Christmas itself, or is there no end to your hypocrisy ? Many anti-religion types seem to be quite happy to accept all the fun parts of religion, they would fight to keep the Christmas parties and bank holidays, whilst at the same time proclaiming the religion is evil. Well really people, make your minds up.
Anyway, it is the season of good will to all men, so I hope everyone everyone has a really great Christmas, and that includes the faithful, the non-believers, and especially Richard Dawkins. I wonder what he does for Christmas Day ?