Frontier Former Editor

December 22, 2007

Christmas is a penance for agnostics, I think

Filed under: Christianity, Christmas — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:22 pm

Maybe ‘penance’ isn’t the right word, or maybe it is. At any rate, Christmas is a time when all sorts of strange thoughts start throwing my thought processes into a barrel roll.

The other day, I wished upon a barely post-teen co-worker (hardly a fellow co-worker) the same sort of stress I go through as a middle-ager. At that point, I realized I was being far meaner and evil than if I had wished death, disease or violence upon him.

And even though I question the sort of mysticism that passes as faith these days in the U.S., I keep hoping that people really would embrace the true philosophy and spirit that one Jesus Christ embodied. It surely would be an improvement over today’s Christianity and might make the season one of peace, comfort and joy, although many modern American Christians would think he was a long-haired Communist freak.

The best Christmas treat I’ve found this year – one pack each of coconut macaroons and orange jelly slices. I don’t know – they just sounded and tasted good. I bet they would have been better with a cup of tea.

And the best love song I’ve ever heard . . .

or the original at:


  1. the video is no longer available. what was the song?

    Comment by nursemyra — December 23, 2007 @ 4:29 am

  2. I don’t think that was a mistake, nursemyra, “No longer available” sums up my love life.

    Comment by Vicus Scurra — December 23, 2007 @ 5:45 am

  3. try it now.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — December 23, 2007 @ 8:33 am

  4. Merry Christmas FFE. Here’s to finding happiness (or some semblance of it anyway) and assloads of inner peace in ’08!!

    Laurie Kendrick

    Comment by Laurie Kendrick — December 23, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

  5. ok the video’s back up. but I don’t like it.

    can we still be friends?

    Comment by nursemyra — December 24, 2007 @ 7:49 am

  6. Thanks all.

    And nurse – no offense taken. It’s one of those American neo-noir things. Besides, you wouldn’t be the first to tell me I have bad taste, and it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve agreed.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — December 24, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

  7. *phew*

    merry xmas xx

    Comment by nursemyra — December 25, 2007 @ 12:50 am

  8. Hairy Crizzmoose Fronty!

    Comment by homo escapeons — December 25, 2007 @ 5:29 am

  9. I’m not thrilled with Springsteen, that picket line-crossing mumbler, but I’m glad you survived Christmas intact.

    Comment by raincoaster — December 27, 2007 @ 7:46 am

  10. Oooh, I’ve always liked that song. Does this date me?

    Comment by azahar — December 28, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

  11. It dates both of us

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — December 29, 2007 @ 12:55 am

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