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Re: [bostonatheists] Godless Christmas

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:18 PM
Dear Nora
i think religion came from our primitive scared selves, when we lived in caves and did not know what lightening is all about. Think of it , how scared you would be of lightening if you had no knowledge of what it is.. My mother an uneducated woman was terrified of lightening, she didn't know what it was, unlike her daughter who understands the power and what lightening is.  No fear here.  

The man who would stand up and  who shook his fist at the lightening and it stopped, the storm was done, was this our first shaman.. Who worked miracles. 

i think our honor of the green of the winter trees gave us great happiness then and now to bring into our homes, in the dark days of winter, now dark at 4:00 PM a long night without light,, a time to gather, to share, to not be so scared in the presence of each other, that is our holiday. To celebrate each other, something the christians missed. God does not exist, but we do.  
We are still those scared animals taking joy in each other, and pushing back the fear. 
Regards and a wonderful winter solstice,, the shortest and darkest day of the year, light your candles.
Barbara


From: Nora <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, December 11,[masked]:50 PM
Subject: [bostonatheists] Godless Christmas

I just noticed an article on Slate on celebrating a secular Christmas which may be of interest: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/faithbased/2008/12/no_reason_for_the_season.html





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