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What is Christmas?

What is Christmas?

The management team of Face Activities wishes our members a safe, happy, and Merry Christmas, where ever you are, throughout the world. We wish for ‘Peace on Earth, and Good Will Towards Men’, as the saying goes.

Let this be a time to be with family and friends, as best we can in these difficult times, to reflect on the better virtues and saving graces of humanity, and reach out to others in friendship.

“Christmas is marked on the 25 December (7 January for Orthodox Christians).

Christmas is a Christian holy day that marks the birth of Jesus, the son of God, according to the Christian religion.

The story of Christmas

Jesus’ birth, known as the nativity, is described in the New Testament of the Bible.

The Gospels of Matthew and Luke give different accounts. It is from them that the nativity story is pieced together.

Both accounts tell us that Jesus was born to a woman called Mary who was engaged to Joseph, a carpenter. The Gospels state that Mary was a virgin when she became pregnant.

In Luke’s account Mary was visited by an angel who brought the message that she would give birth to God’s son. According to Matthew’s account, Joseph was visited by an angel who persuaded him to marry Mary rather than send her away or expose her pregnancy…” (BBC)

Learn more about the Christmas Holiday (BBC)

Photo: By Bartolomé Esteban Murillo – The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH., Public Domain, Link

Happy Thanksgiving! What’s the history of this traditional holiday?

History of Thanksgiving

The management team of Face Activities wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to all of our members who celebrate this traditional American Holiday! We hope you enjoy a joyful, bountiful holiday as safely as possible in these challenging times.

Learn about the history of the American Thanksgiving Holiday (History Channel / Youtube)

What is the history of this uniquely American holiday?

Photo: By Glen Edelson from ATLANTA, USA – Turkey Time, CC BY 2.0, Link

Voter Protection Hotlines

This is an election protection hot line you can call for any problems, questions or concerns that arise when voting today:

1866 – 687 – 8683  or  1866 – OUR – VOTE, courtesy ourvote.org

They answer all types of the questions, big and small, asked by voters. If there’s a problem voting or you need to report a problem you’ve observed, call the hotline.

Remember to take the time to vote your conscience today, if you haven’t already, and encourage your family and friends to vote too. Let’s get out the vote in this great country, as smoothly and accurately as possible.

Vote November 3

Breaking World News

I ask every eligible citizen to vote on Tuesday November 3, if you haven’t voted already. After the election, I hope people, by right activism, will promote secular democracy throughout the nation.

And we certainly should separate our religious beliefs from political partisanship.

So hopefully practicing this secular ideal will positively effect government policies, and the district and supreme courts throughout the nation.

If we are able to promote this ideal, we may be able to resolve our differences in many aspects of our lives in the future.

Daylight Savings Time: Let’s get rid of it!

Once again we set the clocks back: another tedious round in the tiresome game of time ping pong we’ve been playing since early in the 20th century.

We have a brief reprieve now, from fall to early spring, like a condemned criminal spared for a moment from trudging off to the gallows.

But eventually it’s time to face the music: in just a few months from now, good citizens all across the country will once again “spring forward,” turning their clocks ahead, to wake the following morning with one less hour of sleep.

Daylight Savings time is such a hassle. It’s just not worth the trouble. The readjustment period to the new time can be exhausting, and it’s even dangerous. We should get rid of this useless practice, and never look back.

It was originally proposed, early in the twentieth century, as a way to utilize more natural daylight, and cut electricity costs. But in our modern world, we run electrical devices nearly 24/7, so savings are negligible at best. And the aggravation of resetting all of our clocks twice a year is reason enough to drop the practice.

Who has the energy and inclination to waste time this way? And there’s always a clock or two that’s tricky to change; my car’s clock is like that, if I ever get around to bothering with it. Sometimes it’s even dangerous, like if you have to climb a ladder, for example.

There’s even medical research that changing the clocks can increase the frequency of heart attacks. But why is that? It’s because you  effectively lose an hour of sleep in the spring, when you set the clocks ahead. If you wake up at 5:00 am, then you are effectively waking up at 4:00 am, until your body readjusts to the new schedule (which may take several days). This wreaks havoc with the body’s circadian rhythm, our natural biological clock. Some even feel we lose 210 to 240 hours thanks to this disruption, over time.

This is stressful, since it interferes with the natural circadian rhythm of your body. And for people with health risk factors, it’s bad news. Even if you have the discipline and foresight to retire an hour earlier the night before, it still adds unhealthy stress.

Let’s keep the clocks where they are today, turning them back for the last time. Many countries have rejected daylight savings time, seeing no clear benefits, and many obvious drawbacks. I hope the United States joins their ranks!

Daylight Savings: it’s time has come, and gone (The Verge)

Photo: Alan Cleaver • CC BY 2.0

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