The good thing about having an author write a column or an article is
that you hear about a new book before the book is published; in my case,
I’m talking about The Happy Heretic. It is the result of my
spiritual awakening that happened years ago when I realized that
everything I was told I didn’t believe. Or, to put it another way: we
believe a thing until we don’t believe it anymore.
This certainly isn’t the first article to be written during the
Christmas season, whereby the author attempts to realign the reader’s
vision of the holiday with its true roots. I could talk (as many before
me have) about love, family, sharing, togetherness, selflessness; I
could talk about Jesus’ birth and all the Christian beliefs and
traditions around it.