Why the Left Doesn’t Like Christmas | RealClearPolitics | + Opinion

Source: Why the Left Doesn’t Like Christmas | RealClearPolitics Opinion: I’m not wild about “Happy Holidays” cards from lefty friends but neither do I like Christmas cards from toxic Christian hypocrites in denial. The former are tolerated because I respect their point of view, even if I don’t entirely like it. The latter cards hit… Read More Why the Left Doesn’t Like Christmas | RealClearPolitics | + Opinion

The 9 oldest images of Mary (and my Scrooge side that usually goes away as we approach the day)

Source: The 9 oldest images of Mary Comment – This 3rd-century image I’ve highlighted is so cool I think I’ll use it as a Christmas card. Oh yeah, I don’t do Christmas cards anymore. Oh well, I’ll use it on my blog. Speaking of Christmas, I noticed all the Xmas paraphernalia is on display outside… Read More The 9 oldest images of Mary (and my Scrooge side that usually goes away as we approach the day)

Mistletoe – The kissing plant with a rich history

Mistletoe is an obligate parasitic plant with a rich history of symbolic meaning. In European paganism, the mistletoe was understood as the host oak tree’s genitals. The Druids ritually chopped it off with a gold-colored sickle, as a kind of “symbolic emasculation.”¹ The juice of its berries was seen as the tree’s sperm, having “great… Read More Mistletoe – The kissing plant with a rich history