Lots of interesting people, famous and infamous, were born on December 25 (Clara Barton, Anwar Sadat, Rod Serling!)
Neil deGrasse Tyson stirred up the, um, flock this year with this tweet at Christmas:
On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton, born Dec 25, 1642
On a probably unrelated issue I’ve been considering this season. . .
What would Religion, and particularly the Christian Religion, have looked like IF God/the Divine/Heaven/the Sacred/the Spiritual was DOWN instead of UP? Think about it. What if God was DOWN, in or below the Earth, not UP in the sky beyond the clouds? Would Religion then be the Ultimate Environmental Organization? I wonder what Newton would say. . .or other famous thinkers born on December 25.
I’ve just been thinking a little about that.