Best of wishes for the holidays to you all. As Ayn Rand once said: "...One says 'Merry Christmas' --not 'Weep and Repent.' And the good will is represented in a material, *earthly* form --by giving presents to one's friends, or sending them cards in token of remembrance."
So be you secular or religious, rational or mystic, enjoy the time for what it is: a holiday to enable --if only for a day-- you to feel good about your life and enjoy the beauty of being alive and sentient. That unto itself is a beautiful thing...one which shall someday be the everyday premise of mankind's future.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM E. SHAUN RUSSELL