[ExI] Impending Newtonmass...
emlynoregan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 05:02:47 UTC 2008
2008/12/24 Will Steinberg <asyluman at gmail.com>:
> Wouldn't it mean something like "lucky birth" (perhaps referring to
> immaculate conception)? But why is there this whole concept of Netwonmass;
> I don't think one gets the point across about the idea of Christmas or what
> it has become by snarkily ridiculing it. The atheist in my life doesn't
> need anything for the holidays under the guise of some fake one.
It's just a bit of a nerdy joke, because Newton's birthday may have
been 25 december (it doesn't look as though that's entirely agreed
Christmas is fine, I like presents! But, if you are going to find
someone worthwhile thinking about who was born on 25 December, then
Jesus is in some very tough company. If I have to choose between
people who believed in wacky things, someone who also discovered how
rainbows work is getting my vote.
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