Monday, December 24, 2007

An atheist Christmas

We’ll all open presents, and cook a big dinner,
And share in traditions we learned long ago
But Christmas is different for this humble sinner,
No “birth of the saviour”, just people we know.

It has nothing to do with a babe in a manger
Or kings being led by a star up above,
But rather in family, friend, and in stranger,
In kindnesses done for the people we love.

A spirit of hope, and a spirit of giving,
A promise of peace in a troubling day,
A chance to examine the way we are living--
The courage to say what we’ve wanted to say.

You don’t need to think there’s a god up above you
To want to be good to your fellows on Earth.
To give to your friends, and to tell them “I love you”
Has nothing to do with some son of god’s birth.

For love, and for giving, we say “tis the season”
For caring, for kindness, for sharing good cheer
But why limit ourselves? I mean, what is the reason?
Why can’t we be giving the rest of the year?

This Christmas, my wish for each sister and brother,
To you, and to everyone you may hold dear;
Remember, this Christmas, to love one another—
Not only this season, but all through the year!


Mad Hatter said...

This is absolutely perfect and I completely agree!

Aditya said...

You Sir(or Madam?), are absolutely stunning! I found out about your blog only recently through a Science Blogger's blogroll and a wonderful thing at that!

Keep up the good work!

Cuttlefish said...

Thank you!

voodooKobra said...

Brilliant as always, Cuttlefish.

Yang Kuo said...

This is absolutely perfect and I completely agree!

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