Sunday, December 25, 2016
Christmas, Social Civility, and Spiritual Harmony
It is generally understood that since the Christmas atmosphere is defined by the mood of peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness, the surest way to spoil it is to politicize it. In other words, it is generally understood that politics is the antithesis of peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Now the only thing left to understand is that the implication of the above is not that political thinking should be suspended for the Christmas period, but that Christmas-inspired thinking should be maintained throughout the whole year: that social civility and spiritual harmony should not be a festive exception, but an everyday norm.