This from a godless American comfortable with his godlessness, yet who thoroughly enjoys the season, Christmas traditions, good cheer and gentle sentiments, snow in the pines, Santa in his sleigh, and yes, even Christ in his manger and the wise men who bless him.
Wise men understand. Wise men wish Merry Christmas to all, regardless of faith or faithlessness. Wise men understand and believe the teachings of Christ even though they may not accept his divinity. Wise men follow an evening star twinkling brightly to its source, and arriving, give gifts of love and understanding to all—men and women everywhere, Muslims, Buddhists, Atheists, Christians, and Nonbelievers alike. They wish peace and blessings on all, liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, theists and atheists, even unto Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the vast hordes of presidential candidates too numerous to call out, god bless them one and all.
For this one Eve, at least, for this one night of goodwill … Merry Christmas to all of you, Merry Christmas to all …
And to all a good night.