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Please Have A Very Happy Isaac Newton's Birthday. And Merry Christmas if you want it.

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  • Posted by awebb 7 years, 6 months ago
    When asked if she thought it was appropriate for atheists to celebrate Christmas, Ayn Rand said (in part):

    "Yes, of course. A national holiday, in this country, cannot have an exclusively religious meaning. ... The charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. One says: “Merry Christmas”—not “Weep and Repent.” And the good will is expressed in a material, earthly form—by giving presents to one’s friends, or by sending them cards in token of remembrance ... The best aspect of Christmas is the aspect usually decried by the mystics: the fact that Christmas has been commercialized."
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  • Posted by ewv 7 years, 6 months ago
    “On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642.” -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
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  • Posted by $ MikeMarotta 7 years, 7 months ago
    Thanks for the greetings. If you visit other Objectiv-ish sites such as Rebirth of Reason and Objectivism Online, as well as the Atlas Society, of course, you will find easily that we do celebrate traditional holidays from a rational perspective. (On the Atlas Society website, enter "Christmas" in the search box.) Like Thanksgiving, Christmas is a time of opulence, celebrating our productivity.

    On my blog ( ), I have several Newtwonas messages.
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    • Posted by 7 years, 7 months ago
      And of course I wish you and anyone else a Very Merry Christmas, a Very Happy Hanukkah, and a Very Happy New Year, as well as A Very Happy Holiday Season, to be sure I get everything and everyone.
      Also, many thanks for the two links I didn't know about. I have loved Atlas Society for a long time.
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