Merry Xmas to one and all, even those who reckon clinging to superstition is important enough to hijack the serious and thought provoking message of this thread.
Me? I'd ban religion tomorrow but the human mind in general needs reassurance and a crutch to prop them up,so some bugger would only reinvent the ruddy thing the next day.
A bit like the loony the other day saying I can't really celebrate Xmas whilst I deny he Christian faith. Bollocks to him then. I'm having a great time and only on Mudcat to try out my new iPad toy. Later, Xmas dinner with all the trimmings, got to cross the farting crackers and peel the spuds when I go downstairs.
Of course, this good Cheer shall as ever be tempered by thinking about subjects such as the original post subject here. Mind you, I shan't be wasting my time thinking about a fictitious dude from ancient Judea elevated from a supposedly real political agitator into some supernatural symbol. If you do, then fine but here in The Uk, more people read Viz comic than go to church.
Interesting little factoid to ponder on whilst walking the dog this morning.