Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Stupid! It Burns! (historical Jesus edition)

the stupid! it burns! Are the Atheists Right about Christmas?:
The captions under the pictures [on the American Atheists' Times Square billboard] are “Keep the Merry” and “Dump the Myth”. Apart from having the captions under the wrong pictures, the sentiment is one I agree with. . . .

Santa Claus is an ever growing and developing myth. It is possibly based on some fact, lost to any serious historical research. . . . In comparison to this, the historical evidence for the death of Jesus is overwhelming. . . .

The difference between Jesus and St Nicholas is not only in the historical evidences but also in their meaning. One man comes like a cargo cult, as the smiling face of our malignant materialism; rewarding morality by giving gifts only to good children. The other does not give gifts but himself – and not for the good, but for the bad, for he came to not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

Tons more stupid in the original article.

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