Episode 211: A GW Christmas



Get your Yule on and join the Manly Doctors of Divinity in a GW Christmas.  Some of this, some of that, and a little more.  Merry Christmas to GW Nation.  Thanks for listening.  Christ is born to save you.  Alleluia!

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  1. December 30, 2012 – David Fischler – StandFirm

    O Come, All Ye Faithless

    From the “All Things Dreary and Ugly” file comes this new secularist attempt to glom off the Christian heritage that they so much seek to destroy:

    Add another holiday to the December dilemma — HumanLight.

    In addition to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, secular humanists have added a new celebration to the crowded calendar. HumanLight, observed on or about Dec. 23 [a replacement for Festivus?], is a secular celebration of human potential that is growing in acceptance.

    “The key to understanding HumanLight is to understand it is a holiday that is humanity-based,” said Patrick Colucci, one of the creators of the holiday. “It is about celebrating and experiencing a positive vision of the future that we believe humans can build together by working for a more just, more peaceful and a better quality of life for all.”

    “The December holiday period is always a discussion for those of us who are nontheistic,” Colucci said. “What are we going to do if our families want us to go to church? Should we celebrate Christmas even though we don’t want to? The question came up: How come there is no holiday for the nonreligious?”

    After the first HumanLight observance in 2001, other humanist groups adopted it, too. There are no set practices, so many groups have developed their own. Today, HumanLight celebrations include science book exchanges, charity auctions, musical performances, and magicians and clowns for children. There are even HumanLight cards, ornaments and “carols.”

    “O come, all ye doubters,” goes one lighthearted version. “Joyful and united, O come ye, O come ye, to share HumanLight. Come to our potlucks, born of many recipes.”

    There’s something genuinely pathetic about this kind of thing. But I guess if it gets you through the holidays without killing yourself….

  2. Jon Morren says:

    Manly Drs of Divinity,

    I just listened to this episode and noted that you mentioned the great state of Maine and the “Unclean” Lobster as well as other shellfish. Pastor Cwirla, you and I have discussed this at Higher Things before, but I have ready access to the “Unclean” Lobster living here on the coast of Maine. Would you and pastor Donofrio like me to ship you some losbters so that you can indulge on the show and demonstrate that there are no unclean foods?


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