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Old 12-25-2013, 07:54 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Going to dinner tonight in a 100 YO hotel restaurant in the Golf Capital of the US (their claim not mine).

Will watch "A Christmas Story" at least once today.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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Christmas Eve ... watched a couple of unremarkable but pleasant movies with my wife ... today, digging into some French lessons on the computer, helping out in the kitchen ... tonight we're having a small dinner at home with my son, will have some presents for him to open, will call our kids and say hi, probably take in a movie.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Had a note to watch 'Toy story 3'. Normally, I bar the animations from churnemout studios..., 'earwigs', 'Pigeons', goldfish', 'white vans', 'Trailers', 'Refrigerators', 'toasters.' all with the 'Hercules and meg.' story, re-written. And too often No. 3 wasn't worthy..*Koff Dundee 3* koff, but this was good. maybe the best yet.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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Just got back from family friends. We always do christmas eve with them. Apparently they must have robbed a toy store and given most of it to my kids. Thankfully we remembered to purge last week.

More presents await them in the morning and more visiting with family and friends. I'm excited to give my wife her gift. She wanted a new drill.
A woman after my own heart! I got a new Dewalt hammer drill last year for Christmas.
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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A woman after my own heart! I got a new Dewalt hammer drill last year for Christmas.
Nice
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Sitting on a bar stool. Guinness in hand.
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Watched christmas story on tbs of course.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:45 AM
 
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Ironically, when the minister gave his sermon, a sermon about "allowing God into your heart to guide you", I was sitting in a pew trying to ascertain how it was that I once believed any of what the minister was saying. By the end of his sermon I had come to the conclusion that it was a case of my being a vulnerable kid while respected adults pontificating to me and at least to some degree implanted an element of fear into me. As I sit here writing this post, I wonder if last night's minister would want to know what I was thinking as he spoke his sermon. He probably wouldn't.
You are still a young atheist that is somewhat too concerned with this NEW discovery. Nevertheless, you are on the right track by enjoying Christmas at a much deeper level.

The words "allowing God into your heart to guide you" should not bother you at all. They are no different that "May the Force be with You". As long as you questions these things you will not enjoy yourself and remain an atheist in turmoil. Time to move to the next level of atheism where being an atheist is not a conscious activity.
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We ended up watching The Truman Show and then Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Not a Christmas theme amongst them!
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Here
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You are still a young atheist that is somewhat too concerned with this NEW discovery. Nevertheless, you are on the right track by enjoying Christmas at a much deeper level.

The words "allowing God into your heart to guide you" should not bother you at all. They are no different that "May the Force be with You". As long as you questions these things you will not enjoy yourself and remain an atheist in turmoil. Time to move to the next level of atheism where being an atheist is not a conscious activity.
I am 62 years old and have been an atheist for over 40 years. Don't worry, I don't blame you for your assumption. I think the thing is; I do not go to church very often, and when I do I'll listen to the service and rather than find inspiration, I become aware of the inherent flaws in the philosophy. The flaws don't bother me, they are just what comes to mind.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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It's over now but I watched the last season of "Mad Men" on DVD. Then I watched one of those TV channels that shows the old TV sitcoms from the 70's where they were showing a marathon of Christmas stories like the old "Mary Tyler Moore," "All In The Family" "Sanford and Son" (Fred was Ebeneezer Scrooge visited by ghosts of Christmas past and present and future) show and others.
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