Pontificating at length upon issues that are nebulous at best.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
A sincere mea culpa
I think when you are wrong, the direct approach is the best. So to that end, I want to apologize for my last post on the FFRF sign in the Washington State Capitol. After reviewing that post, it clearly has a whiney, "look at how mean the christians are" tone. When I wrote it, it seemed justifiable; but after reading Martin's post over at the Atheist Experience, I realize that it is FFRF's sign that is the issue. It reads in part, "Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds." Whatever my belief regarding the accuracy of that message, this the wrong venue and the wrong time to deliver it. At a time when the prevailing opinion is that christmas is under attack, to put up a sign that aggressively denigrates the opposing position is counterproductive and mean spirited.
So I say to my christian friends, celebrate the birth of your saviour; and to everyone regardless of your faith, enjoy your families, be good to each other, practice charity and kindness, and have a very merry christmas.