A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol has been my favorite Christmas movie for as long as I remember. However for the last several years I have been discovering other movies — A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, The Year Without a Santa Claus — and other classics that I...

Sunday Blasphemy: Happy Solstice!

This Wednesday is the Winter Solstice, the real reason for the season! It also begins the 12 day celebration of Juul (aka Yule), the pre-Christian Scandinavian celebration of the return of the sun and of the god Thor. Lots of our Christmas traditions — including...

Sunday Blasphemy: Self Worth

I am not a sinner*. I do not need a savior. I am worthy! *Sin is disobedience against God. Without a god, ‘sin’ is a meaningless concept and so is ‘sinner’. It is not to be confused with actual wrongdoing, which may call for an apology to and...