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MLK preaches peace on Christmas

by Todd Hebert on December 25, 2012

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. first delivered A Christmas Sermon on Peace on Christmas eve 1967, a few months before his violent death. As relevant now as it was 43 years ago, here are excerpts from the simple yet profoundly moving address. This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race. We have neither […]

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Bowie and Bing: A Christmas miracle

by Todd Hebert on December 22, 2012

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Of all the Christmas miracles bestowed upon mankind, perhaps none has showcased the sheer majesty of divine power more than when David Bowie and Bing Crosby came together for one fateful night to perform the best, and most unlikely, Christmas duet of the last 2000 years. The song in question is, of course, “Little Drummer […]

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An alternative to buying my kids more crap for Christmas

by Todd Hebert on December 18, 2012

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I have two kids, ages 11 and 9. I’m not buying them anything for Christmas this year. No, the reason is not because they have been bad and don’t deserve anything. On the contrary, I couldn’t be more proud of them. And I’m not trying to protest our country’s obsession with consumerism by denying them […]

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Evil Santa: My first Christmas memory

by Todd Hebert on December 17, 2012

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The first Christmas I celebrated was only a few short years ago, well into my twenties. I have no fond childhood memories of Christmas to share because, being raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, my parents didn’t celebrate the holiday. I don’t feel slighted in any way. I had a very good childhood, simply without Christmas. […]

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It’s that time of year, ladies and gentlemen. Stop being a dick and get into the mood. You hate the commercialism, you hate the obligatory gift-giving, and you hate the greed; but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some really good Christmas music.

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A war on Christmas? Penn Jillette says no.

by Todd Hebert on December 2, 2012

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In the video below, the normally obnoxious Penn Jillette thoughtfully argues against the supposed “war on Christmas” and asks christians why they go to such great lengths to exclude people from the holiday.

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