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“Peace on Earth and ….”

Posted by Big John on December 24, 2017

I’ve been reading that, this year, it is almost impossible to find Christmas cards showing the traditional ‘Nativity’ scene, and I feel that this must be true because I have only received one card with a religious theme and that just shows choirboys singing near a snow covered church.

Now I have to say that, even as an atheist and knowing that the Christians ‘hi-jacked’ a pagan festival to make it their own, I regret that we seem to be losing sight of the message in the story of the first Christmas: So, let us not forget that it’s only a story …

… But a bloody good one !

HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS

 

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One Response to ““Peace on Earth and ….””

  1. judemiller1 said

    Probably because people you know, know you are an Atheist, they don’t send you religious cards.
    I don’t send my Jewish friend a Christmas card, I send her a Hanukkah card.

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