This popped up in my newsfeed today. It was posted by a mother whose college age kids are beginning to question their faith. Her Christmas wish is for her children to love and serve God.

I don’t have children of my own, but my wish for my young nephew would be to learn and explore; to become a freethinker and skeptic, always testing claims against available evidence. I would wish for him to be kind to all living things. I would wish for him to eschew imaginary gods and do good here on earth. There are higher ideals than servitude to aspire to in life.

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This image is somewhat innocuous and easy to ignore, but it still rubbed me the wrong way. I noticed that it originates with Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, which has beenĀ classified as a hate group due to their anti-LGBT rhetoric. Christianity is certainly not the height of morality. In fact, it can sometimes be the exact opposite.

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