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David L. Johnson, Forman, N.D., Published December 04 2013

Letter: Why celebrate such a loss?

Every year around this time, all the Christmas stuff goes up. Television shows are teeming with joyful Christmas stories; Christmas songs are everywhere; Christmas promotions in all the stores, manger scenes, Christmas lights, all reminding me of the 2,000 years (1,500 of it aka the Dark Ages) of reason and science the human race lost when Christianity assumed power in Rome, scrapping the Greeks’ advances in science in favor of mysticism.

It is indeed a sad time of year – all this nostalgia celebrating such a great loss. Personally, I see no reason to celebrate this loss and being left only to wonder if man could have saved himself and his planet if men of reason would have been allowed the chance when time still remained and human population was low enough to do so.