Sunday in Outer Blogness: The Reason for the Season Edition!

I know it’s only December sixth, but it seems the “War on Christmas” starts earlier and earlier every year! As usual, the Christmas-warriors are trying to ruin everyone’s jolly holiday with their death-worshiping kitsch. Then there’s one of my personal favorite holiday traditions: lamenting how commercial Christmas has become. Rosalynde Welch gives us some historical […]

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Christmas Story Tradition!

In my family, growing up, we had a tradition that on Christmas Eve, we’d sit together in the living room beside the Christmas tree and read a Christmas story or two. Sometimes it would be something explicitly religious — like the Christmas story from the New Testament — or semi-religious, like The Best Christmas Pageant […]

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Wishing you well…

I was reading somewhere on the internets (not linked to protect the innocent) where someone wrote that they were surprised to find out recently how happy some former mormon friends of theirs are. They were a little shocked (and embarassed of themselves) for realizing that former mormons’ lives aren’t that bad. Surprisingly, for many former […]

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Now wait a minute…

From the Salt Lake Tribune: Sen. Chris Buttars wants Utah’s Legislature to declare its opposition to the “war on Christmas.” The West Jordan Republican is sponsoring a resolution encouraging retailers to embrace Christmas in their promotions rather than the generic “holidays.” “It would encourage the use of ‘Merry Christmas,’” Buttars said of the non-binding statement […]

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