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I've never been much of a religious man. Yet I celebrate Christmas, I celebrate Easter. In the past, depending on who I was with and where I was, I celebrated Hanukkah with Jewish friends. Yule in Scandinavia, the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa in the United States and Ramadan with Muslim friends.
As much as I celebrated these different events, my friends and the people they introduced me to also celebrated other festivals, including ones that technically went against their beliefs. Religion is often blamed as a cause for the world's woes, and often it can be. Yet for all the wrongs religion can foster it can also enable the greatest celebration of all, the religion of humanity.
We have one shot at this thing we call life. We can either embrace it and embrace those we share the moment with of all creeds and religions, or we can let it destroy us and those we could do so much more with.
Religion is multifaceted. I get that. I'm not naive enough to to think we can all overcome our differences in belief, whatever they may be, overnight. But imagine how much we could achieve if we believed in the religion of humanity a little bit more than we do.