“I Don’t Tell My Child What to Believe” — Some thoughts on confusion between practice and belief in general.
President Maxwell taught us that we really only have our will to give. He’s right, but we’ve started giving a gift each year to Christ during the Christmas season, some small devotion usually. It lights up the season for us.
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This essay from Ross Douthat is brilliant. Ostensibly a review of Avatar, its really a bright light exposing the meaningless guff that is popular pantheism and naive nature worship (as opposed from serious conservationism and environmental protection). (more…)
Good. We don’t want a state establishment of Zoroastrianism.
Though I’m surprised the trees themselves are allowed to remain. Even if you call them “holiday trees”, they seem like an establishment of German paganism to me.