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December 2009

The Singing Tree

 The Singing Christmas Tree (external link to The People's Cathedral)

The Singing Tree is celebrating it's Silver Anniversary this year. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday December 26th 2009 - 6 p.m.

Sunday December 27th 2009 - 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Monday December 28th 2009 - 7 p.m.

Tuesday December 29th 2009 - 7 p.m.

Wednesday December 30th 2009 - 7 p.m.

Sunday January 3rd 2010 - 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Location: The People's Cathedral, Bishop's Court Hill, St. Michael

Call The People's Cathedral at +1 (246) 429-2145 for more information.

The "Science" Mantra

"Science is one of the great achievements of the human mind and the biggest reason why we live not only longer but more vigorously in our old age, in addition to all the ways in which it provides us with things that make life easier and more enjoyable.

Like anything valuable, science has been seized upon by politicians and ideologues, and used to forward their own agendas. This started long ago, as far back as the 18th century, when the Marquis de Condorcet coined the term "social science" to describe various theories he favored. In the 19th century, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels distinguished their own brand of socialism as "scientific socialism." By the 20th century, all sorts of notions wrapped themselves in the mantle of "science.""

Read the entire article by Sowell...

Xmas and Christmas

A Lost Chapter from Herodotus by C.S. Lewis

"But when the day of the festival comes, then most of the citizens, being exhausted with the Rush, lie in bed till noon. But in the evening they eat five times as much supper as on other days and, crowning themselves with crowns of paper, they become intoxicated. And on the day after Exmas they are very grave, being internally disordered by the supper and the drinking and reckoning how much they have spent on gifts and on the wine. For wine is so dear among the Niatirbians that a man must swallow the worth of a talent before he is well intoxicated."

"But the few among the Niatirbians have also a festival, separate and to themselves, called Crissmas, which is on the same day as Exmas. And those who keep Crissmas, doing the opposite to the majority of the Niatirbians, rise early on that day with shining faces and go before sunrise to certain temples where they partake of a sacred feast. And in most of the temples they set out images of a fair woman with a new-born Child on her knees and certain animals and shepherds adoring the Child. (The reason of these images is given in a certain sacred story which I know but do not repeat.)"