Well, Xmas is almost upon us and many in the Christian world are gearing up for warm family celebrations and present-giving and over-eating.
Of course, in the Muslim world, the Hindu world, the Buddhist world and the Jewish world Xmas is largely a non-event. They march to different theological drums. And to atheists it represents little more than another attempt by capitalist Robber Barons (along with Father's and Mother's Days) to push people to spend money they don't have to buy things for family and friends that they don't need.
Sadly, for many in the world, just to find something to eat on the days before, during and after Xmas will be the main objective. For others, to avoid being shot or bombed or raped or mutilated will concentrate their minds.
Truly the world is filled with amazing diversity given that we are all human beings who, in a physical sense, are all sharing exactly the same mortal life cycle.
Spare a thought this Xmas for those who aren't as lucky as you! Better still, why not buy less presents, food and grog and send the money to a worthwhile world charity?
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