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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

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God Bless Atheists This Christmas

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What Will You Celebrate This Christmas?

“But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the tribes of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times.”  Micah 5:2

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Have A “Mary” Christmas

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O, Holy Night

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree fromstar Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. From Luke 2 (KJV)

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Define Christmas In One Word

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A Season For Sadness, Loneliness, Depression

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No Return Policy

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A Major Holiday Casualty

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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From A Trough To The Cross

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He Missed The Light

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Is This What Christmas Has Become?

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Yes, Virginia. There Is A Santa Claus

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An Unexpected Blessing

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The Beautiful Death Of American Gospels

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Feds Unwittingly Hasten First Christmas . . .from the archives

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God Bless Atheists This Christmas . . .from the archives

A New Jersey billboard paid for by atheists depicted three wise men approaching Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus in a manger. The billboard proclaimed, “You know it’s a myth! Celebrate reason.”  The atheist group reportedly paid $20 grand to display the message through the Christmas season.

A spokesman for the atheist group said the billboard was not to condemn Christians for celebrating Christmas; it was to encourage atheists to stop going through the motions of celebrating Christmas, God bless ’em.

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Our Christmas Scandal — Part II. . .from the archives

In Part I of Our Christmas Scandal we said, “When we think about Christmas we certainly don’t think about scandal. Christmas today is all about celebrations and bright lights and traffic jams and parties. But if we don’t admit and acknowledge the Christmas scandal, we will never fully understand what Christmas is truly all about.”

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The Origin Of Christmas Bells . . .from the archives

One of the more pleasant sounds we enjoy at Christmas time is the tinkling of Christmas bells.  The  little metal music makers adorn Christmas trees, mantles, wreaths, Christmas cards and other Christmas decorations.

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Our Christmas Scandal — Part I . . .from the archives