These kinds of pictures pop up every once in awhile on various feeds that I follow, and they're so extreme and ridiculous, that I can only laugh. Whoremongers AND Mormons? Christ-rejecting Jews AND sin-friendly heresy teachers? It's really just too much. Invariably, if this sign or one like it appears on a blog, Twitter, or wherever, commenters have fun counting the number of times they appear on the sign. I haven't counted mine, but would consider it distasteful to share the number even if I had. As we learned in Titanic, "A woman's heart is an ocean of secrets."
Well, readers, no matter how many of these titles (?) apply to you, I want to wish you a very happy Christmas. I thought about saying that I wish everyone on the sign a Merry Christmas, but not anyone who has ever or who would ever hold such a thing. Screw it. I wish them a Merry Christmas, too, and I hope that they get visited by ghosts in the night who, each in turn, show them a perspective that makes them a little kinder by morning.
I really will get back to doing some sort of year end wrap up (since I started thinking about it at Thanksgiving, maybe it will post by St. Valentine's day), but until then, here are a few Christmas songs that reflect my humanist perspective. For me, they are about winter and waiting and hope. Oh, my!
Merry Christmas, all. Even you Mary-worshipping Catholics.