Why thank you, AZ Paul3. Christmas i all a marketing ploy, and one could argue that an eternal Deity never really has a birthday except to become human for a season. (I added the whatever to preserve the consensus) But seriously I too hope that everyone has a great time,hopefully with family or friends. Lets all pile in the VW bus and go visit Faiths house. She may be up to baking cookies.
Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. ~RC Sproul "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain " ~"We, humans, are engaged in an ongoing war of ideologies. I see it in this microcosm of EvC Forum just as I see it in the governments and attitudes of people throughout the world. Take your pick: Oppression or Seduction . "~Thugpreacha
You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo
“As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.” ? R.C. Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
Sure I can do cookies. Also hot chocolate. No egg nog though, but you can bring that. Not very Christmassy around here this year, one of the years when I'm alone and don't do Christmas. So if you want to visit, bring your own tree and lights. I also gave my guitar to my brother because I wasn't playing it but if you bring one I can strum us some carols.
We were at my cousin's place on Christmas Day, 23 people, all related except one, four generations aged 3 to 93.
I collaborated with my 8-year-old second-cousin on a Christmas trivia question, "Which one of Santa's reindeer is featured in two holidays?" I've been trying to remember Santa's reindeer for days but I could only think of seven. She provided the eighth, which was the right answer - Cupid.
"If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...." -- Rudyard Kipling
That sounds like the right kind of family Christmas. If I lived in Canada that's what my Christmas could look like too. That's where I have 23 first cousins, though I think a few have died by now that I never met, and all their children who are second cousins to each other, most of whom also have children. None of my parents' generation is still living but a few of them made it into their late eighties and two made it to 90. Must be something in the Canadian water? Air? Prairie? Rockies?