Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Final chapters

My notes on “Who’d Make Up a Story Like That?” and “Recipes” the final two chapters of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. Even after reading this you might respond too tersely to someone who wishes you “Happy holidays,” instead of returning a nice, simple “Merry Christmas.” […]

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Chapter 6

My notes on “Double… Standards,” chapter 6 of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. The two visions of Christmas Yet to Come I am about to show you are wildly different. Let’s start with the first, which I’ve dubbed the “Vision of Christmas Yet to Come… if […]

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Chapter 5

My notes on “Bad News, Good News,” chapter 5 of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. Our second president, John Adams—who was present at most every key moment in the formation of our nation—wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is […]

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Chapter 4

My notes on “True Grit,” chapter 4 of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. Since you’re always going to offend somebody, you might as well do what’s right. [Kindle location 1008] What if “what’s right” is offending as few people as possible? What did we learn? The […]

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Chapter 3

My notes on “The Real Thing,” chapter 3 of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. “I sure have missed the ‘dancing hem of heaven,’” she said, using a common description of the northern lights. “They don’t have this in Kirkland,” I teased. She was attending college in […]

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Chapter 2

My notes on “Knowing the End from the Beginning,” chapter 2 of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. There are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. —RONALD REAGAN [Kindle location 429] In […]

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Chapter 1

My notes on “Angry Atheists with Lawyers,” chapter 1 of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. If someone is offended by a religious expression or speech in a public setting, then courts have allowed that offended person to sue… even if they weren’t censored, made to pray, […]

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sarah Palin’s Christmas: Introduction

I read an announcement of Sarah Palin’s new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas that noted it had quite a bit to say about atheism. I decided to check it out for myself. My plan is to read a chapter a day and post quotes I find interesting along with […]

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Conversations about Santa

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, I’d like to address the question of how I handle it when children who are not my own as me if Santa Claus exists. I know that not all parents agree with my philosophy and I’m not going to try and trump them, so when a child asks me […]

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Children of truth

There’s a conversation I end up having almost every year around this time. At some point during that conversation, I say that I always try and tell my child the truth, and the person I’m talking to responds with the same look they’d probably give me if I said we speak nothing but Latin at […]

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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