Friday, December 17, 2010

Politically Correct Christmas

I recently read this (below) and thought it was very well done. Did you know that good writing is an art that can be enjoyed just like good music or good food? (My favourite writer, I think, would be Gary Thomas...Just re-reading some of his book, "Authentic Faith" today...oh, man is it good) Anyway, this is not by Gary... I don't know who wrote it, but I thought it was very well done. Enjoy.

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