We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For Christians, and nobody else really has much business thinking about Advent or observing it, there is something else. If there is no Christmas, there is no Cross, no answer to the problems of sin, separation, failure and pain. Advent is a time to think about what life would be like if we didn’t have faith in a Redeemer, a Savior who was ready, willing and able to complete the broken arc of our lives, forgive what is past and walk with us step by step to help us build something better in the time that is left.
Gotta agree; I've been in the W.H. during the holidays (Clinton Admin.) and the seasonal decor was maxed out - though I didn't count the trees. Michelle O.'s had her share of Antoinette moments, but can't single her out on this one.
That's better than the ban on Christmas Trees from previous years!
While America suffers under the effects of the financial meltdown that occurred under a Democrat Party administration in 2008, Obama is living in a 132-room, 55 thousand square foot mansion with 35 bathrooms. Appalling!
That persecution of Christians is Islam's fatal flaw is a fantasy based on the conversion of the Romans. All postmodern ideologies: Socialism, Islam, Feminism, Homosexuality agree that Christians are the enemy and must be destroyed..