Merry Christmas

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Christianity!

What an appealing religion! It talks about “God” but it stars figures conspicuously human. A baby! a mother! a father!

A family group! Reproducing. Loving. Reciprocal.
The mother loves the baby! the father loves the mother! and the baby!

Other figures may be present. Shepherds! Humans dependence on other creatures is evident. The baby sleeps on a bed of dried grass, so it ain’t just animals!

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There may be other figures: human figures but with wings!

There have always been different styles of religion, different styles of Christianity. Hindus showed human figures, but they’re typically distorted. Christianity brings a naturalism.
And Christianity edits anything alien out of the picture! This family is white! European. Ethnically you and me: the opposite of real, or natural.
Buddhism shows figures; but he’s passive! and fat! Clearly not American. Americans may actually be fat, but they don’t see themselves as fat.

PS: the image at the top, the Header: that’s a family group, and on Christmas! last Christmas day: me, my daughter-in-law, Benjamin: her son, my grandson!

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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