rippa skipper. collating right now. I had these ex-in laws who were Methodists gone into Uniting Church. Christmas was a trial. Even their siblings avoided them. He had been a minister. The dutiful wife. Suppressed lives. Detoured imagination. Constrained emotions. It drove their daughters to drink. Now that was great. Made them human. They, the daughters couldn't wait to get away quick enough from lunch Christmas or otherwise.
thank you Stephen for kind considerations. I went into a void-state after the delirium of this life on this planet in this universe
and now X-mas. I may do an article as the christians[sic] get into a twist once again about the festival they hijacked which to my best knowledge was the Roman Saturnalia. And to the other pagan north the solstice, the lights, sympathetic magic to bring the light back, the tree of life, so much more than the dogma from the church that simply doesn't fit.
I'm not familiar with the Atheist Universe site, although I know I visited some time in the past as I occasionally get posts in my Inbox. Currently I'm a big fan and participant in Quora where I get to communicate with atheist and theists, and being a confirmed anti-theist I find that format very enjoyable. Have you visited Quora?