There May Be No Heaven,
But We Still Have Noel

To all of you, Merry Christmas!

I know: after the rants I’ve posted here lately about science and religion, what am I doing offering Christmas wishes?

Without going into a long exegisis on the modern history of Christmas celebrations in the West, the answer, as I mentioned in a recent comment, is that there’s no reason that we can’t reflect on the joys of friendship and love and family and peace every so often, and Christmas is a traditional occasion for doing so. Certainly all of that is a worthwhile part of the Christian teaching, and well worth preserving.

So, yes, a merry Christmas to all. And thank you, one and all, for visiting, for reading, and for your many thoughtful comments.


  1. Jon says

    Merry Christmas Malcolm, and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Posted December 25, 2006 at 1:23 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Thanks Jon! And the same to you, my friend.

    Posted December 25, 2006 at 1:36 am | Permalink
  3. Kevin Kim says

    Joyeux Noël et meilleurs souhaits pour une bonne nouvelle année!


    Posted December 25, 2006 at 9:06 am | Permalink
  4. Sally says

    Happy Christmas from Sally, Andy, Ian & Stuart (and the Bowens, who came to lunch!)

    Posted December 25, 2006 at 1:49 pm | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says

    Hi all! It’s wonderful to hear from all of you… hope you all had a good Christmas.

    Posted December 27, 2006 at 1:10 am | Permalink

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