Ah, Winter's Solstice when Christians promulgate their reason for the season! I was sitting there, minding my own business when my mother in law (whom I love and is a real great person) said: "things are much worse now than when the bible was written." My response was: well, now God doesn't tell us to kill all the males (of our enemies) rape all the women, and take all the children for slaves! And she said, that's blaspheming and I won't have it in my house! And I said, it's your bible mom, I didn't write it! And she said, well, there are some strange things in there! And I decided to keep my mouth shut, and preserve peace, while my wife took my son and headed for the hills!
Sometimes I find it very hard to keep my mouth shut, my dad and I could usually tolerate each other for about one day before we would get into it. He would say something so stupid that I couldn't help myself and would have to respond to it. Then the shit would hit the fan, and he would end up getting his feelings hurt and yada, yada, yada!

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Comment by Atheist Exile on December 30, 2009 at 1:29am
Isn't holiday season GREAT?

LoL . . . Why do we always come back for more?
Comment by Shine on December 30, 2009 at 3:07pm
...my mother in law (whom I love and is a real great person) said: "things are much worse now than when the bible was written."

I just cannot understand this sentiment, and I hear it all the time. Is it just purely romanticizing the past? What exactly do people think was so wonderfully different about Biblical times? Apparently, having plenty of food, medical care, leisure time, and relative political stability is a very onerous existence in the modern world! (I'm speaking of the free world; life in impoverished and war-torn areas leaves little to be appreciated.)

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