It fits well with Santa Clause sailing on a reindeer-drawn sleigh in the clouds, so he can squeeze down a million chimneys in a short time, loaded with presents.
It does not worry me that both Xmas and Easter fall at the wrong seasons in Australia. As long as I don't put on weight.
Paganism is very much alive, but so what. The kids get some holidays. Any suggestions? Should we find something else? What do other cultures do which is better?
Susan Doris Wrote:
> I am still interested in hearing how you thinkQuote
I have chosen a Christian way of
> your Christian way differs from my (and Matt's)
> Unless you can define and provide a method forQuote
--inspired and empowered by spiritual
> demonstrating this 'spiritual contact' then I see
> no reason to accept it as other than an entirely
> faith belief.
> Worship? I have never heard anyone describeQuote
Anyone who wants to read about this way
> could go to our church website and learn about our
> activities--ourChristian practice.
> exactly what worship does. Teach and encourage
> the young to worship an idea?
> No, don't answer - it would mean looking more
> clearly at what faith belief entails and you have
> never been able to do that.
> Do you and others explain to the young that EasterQuote
I just spent my morning attending Easter
> Service, with Easter egg hunts for children and an
> extensive brunch. Christians at other churches
> would do similar things.
> is a Spring rite too?
> No doubt I would find the company of otherQuote
Susan doesn't do things like that. If she
> were in Los Angeles, she could become a practicing
> atheist and participate in Atheists United:
> atheists interesting, but the only thing we would
> have in common is a lack of belief in any God!
> Other common interests would probably arise,
> including an interest in a move towards secularism
> and non-belief, but that does not need special