Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Christmas!



'Tis the season!

All year long, people of abundant faith and bottomless doubt, curmudgeons and positivists, Christians, atheists, men and women of every conceivable spiritual and philosophical stripe, the fearfully intelligent and the woefully stupid, the young, the old, those claimed by the insensate providence of dogma and those who struggle against it (in short, all of us), have wasted our time pounding against walls. And yet...

Those walls won't ever come down. Our bloody fist prints might decorate them briefly after we are gone, but in time they will fade as generations after us rage on.

Steve, we started this blog a little over a year and a half ago. And, oh yes, we've raged. We've raged at different things for different reasons, and most times confronted each other, sometimes rancorously, sometimes politely, with our differences.

Yet always, always, the comforting remainder is that we have raged together.

If there is anything about this season, anything that is, which all of us, regardless of what we believe, unites us, it is that now is the perfect time catch our breath and give thanks for this magnificent gift of life and the brilliant minds God gave us.

So, thanks. I wish I could express to you how much I've enjoyed our debates, not to mention our odd forays.

And please, don't run for office. I can't tell you how embarrassed a liberal I would be to explain why I voted for such a regressive libertarian as yourself!



1 comment:

  1. I will remain on the sidelines only if you promise to keep YOUR hat out of the ring as well. ;-)

    I must admit, my friend, that conditions such as these are a needless worry. There are far too many skeletons rattin' about in our respective closets. Sad. We have so much to bring to the political arena... However, it would seem that an exercise of rational thought is not desired on that stage. Pity.

    Take care, my friend. I enjoy the mental gymnastics we put each other through as much as you do.

    - Steve