Lighten up

Ecumenical lights
Observers of the Christian calendar celebrate Christmas for 12 days after December 25. Secularists and pagans who do not follow the church year hang their lights in the penitential season of Advent. Evidently some Christians have joined the secularists and pagans.

This we deduced last month from a story in USA Today (December 8), “Bright lights illuminate many ways,” in which reporter Cathy Lynn Grossman threw light on the subject, making reference to illumination in Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism and among Quakers and atheists.

 

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