"The denominational world tries to pressure its members to focus on the birth of Christ, but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed, and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program tries to outdo the other."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."John Clayton on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."John Clayton on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."John Clayton on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."John Clayton on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."John Clayton on Benjamin Franklin
"Between 1910 and 1950 approximately 350 lives of Jesus were published in the English language alone."
"There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday."
"Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe in God through my studies in science, it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed faith and science as enemies."
"Was the real Jesus of history one and the same as the Christ of faith whom we read about in the New Testament and worship in the church? Was Jesus really raised from the dead? Is he really the divine Lord of lords?"
"Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another."