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Nov142018

Mid-Nov. :: WHOSE Birthday? part 3--Simpler OneEarth Christmas in a Multi-Faith Society

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Counter-Offensive to Over-Commercialized Christmases

Since we see indications of the commercial Christmas before Thanksgiving, it’s not too early to begin a Counter-offenseive to such over-commercialization of a special day for one of the world’s primary religions. Simple Living Works! (SLW) has conducted an annual counter-offensive for many years. In 2013, SLW added podcasting to their counter-offensive, reprising audio from their annual anti-consumerist question, “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” This year The Common Good Podcast (TCGP) joins the effort, and does so for two reasons.

(1)*OneEarth celebrations of special days.—*Christmas, as defined commercially, is all about giving. Which, commercially speaking, means you have to buy first so you have something to give. As a result, the economics of Christmas exceeds by far the resources of one planet. The Common Good Podcast and Simple Living Works move side-by-side in pointing the way to a OneEarth Christmas.

(2)*Multi-Faith societies can enrich one another’s special days.—*Is Christmas a Christian holiday? The commercial, consumerist Christmas is definitely not Christian. The only religion it expresses is Market Religion. But the birth stories of Jesus have a radical, anti-imperial edge. Many people of other spiritual paths would be interested in talking about such a story. Especially, so, if they are invited to share one of their own special day stories in turn.

In pursuit of a OneEarth Christmas that throws open the door to any interested persons in our Multi-faith society, TCGP and SLW join in offering a new podcast episode on the 15th of each month, September through December.

WHOSE Birthday? Part 3 (11/15/18)

TEXT & AUDIO

The Spirit of St. Nicholas
There’s a Camel in our Bathroom!
Giving Circles
Gifts of Kindness
Reducing Christmas Chaos
Enough, Already!

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Earlier Episodes

WHOSE Birthday? Part 2 (10/15/18)
TEXT & AUDIO

WHOSE Birthday? Part 1 (9/15/18)
TEXT & AUDIO

Angelica and Lindsey Share Jubilee Projects in Mexico That Bring Change—The Common Good Podcast #101

The Casady’s at Calif. Climate Summit—The Common Good Podcast #100: Actions on Climate Science When National Decision-Makers Are Hostile and Big Business Won’t Do Nearly Enough

Bill Ryerson, part 1: Crises Caused by Exploding Population // part 2: Reducing Population Through Methods That Work

The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen.

Read the Weekly Nudge in window #2 BLOG @SimpleLivingWorks.org.

Mid-Nov. :: WHOSE Birthday? part 3--Simpler OneEarth Christmas in a Multi-Faith Society

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