I lost my Christian faith a long time ago, and detest the holiday shopping frenzy that turns many decent, intelligent Americans into Pavlovian dogs.
But I try not to take all this too seriously as the day that secular humanists like me dread the most. I’m not an “avid atheist,” just a doubter trying to understand the appeal of religious tradition that many find comforting.
So while I “mark” Festivus by carrying on with my usual routine of writing, Tweeting and media saturation (no Airing of the Grievances here), I’ll let George Costanza and friends have the appropriate fun with all this.
Happy Holidays, no matter how you’re observing. And even if you’re not.