Auch für einen weniger Gläubigen ist schön, was US-Autor Garrison Keillor über die Weihnachtsgeschichte und ihre Bedeutung für Christen zu sagen hat:
This magical story is a cornerstone of the Christian faith and I am sorry if it’s a big hurdle for the skeptical young. It is to the Church what his Kryptonian heritage was to Clark Kent — it enables us to stop speeding locomotives and leap tall buildings at a single bound, and also to love our neighbors as ourselves. Without the Nativity, we become a sort of lecture series and coffee club, with not very good coffee and sort of aimless lectures.
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