I think very highly of you ap and I don't even know you. You are capable of something I never ever will be. I live by the saying, "fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me". I will leave you alone now. We are glad to have you. I don't want you to think I am picking on you. I am very bitter towards the Catholic church. That isn't your fault. I do put more faith in the religion founded in a bowling alley though. I think Jesus was one heck of a fine person. If the world lived by the things He preached, it would be a much better place to live in.
EBS: I did not come here to convert anyone or tell them how to live their lives. I came to learn, not to teach. My parents taught me not to hold grudges. The only person you end up hurting is yourself, and, quite frankly, whatever you're holding a grudge against isn't worthy of your angst. Small minds are a small matter.
Life is hard. Finding your way through it is the journey. May all be blessed as they travel through and find comfort in great measure. Whether we celebrate the birth of the Sun or the birth of the Son, it matters only that we celebrate, gain hope and happiness and live as well as we might.
Btw, Mab blessed us with an unusal (for this area) sprinkling of snow on the Eve...glad the old girl doesn't hold a grudge.