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Thoughtful Thursday: A Skeptic’s Christmas

Thoughtful Thursday: A Skeptic’s Christmas

Essay, Religion, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. -- George Santayana Christmas is supposed to be a very bad time for non-believers.  At least, for non-believers in a Christian culture.  (Non-Christian religious believers always have the option of standing with Christians in a spirit of ecumenical solidarity.) To the Christian population, or so the stereotype goes, atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, Ethical Culture-ists -- and people like me:  skeptics -- must celebrate only by becoming perhaps mildly intoxicated on eggnog, singing som...