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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:30 AM

Atheist Christmas

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Reply Atheist Christmas (Original post)
Ian David Oct 2012 OP
DavidL Oct 2012 #1
Ian David Oct 2012 #2
robcren Oct 2012 #3
EvolveOrConvolve Oct 2012 #4
Ian David Oct 2012 #5
robcren Oct 2012 #6

Response to Ian David (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:18 PM

1. Who is this singer/producer and what is behind this

 

the first and ONLY video on that Youtube channel?

I found it enjoyable in parts, and in other parts, just strange or a bit bothersome.

I hope I'm not offending someone here who wrote and produced this, but I'm more curious than anything about this. I guess I want the back-story to this.

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Response to DavidL (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:22 PM

2. Robert Crenshaw BIOGRAPHY

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:44 PM

3. Hi, I'm Robert

Atheist Christmas- Last Christmas, I had been out of work for six months for the second time in two years.
The whole idea of even having Christmas was not something that I was especially looking forward to.
I started writing about what still felt good and solid about the Holiday and what didn't. At this point in my life I can still pretend and lie, but I canít pretend and lie to myself.
This song ISNíT and attack on the way anyone else celebrates the holiday. Itís just a heads-up to those who are agnostic and a-theist to enjoy the holiday anyway they want to. Find whatís good and true for you and make it your own. Dare I say ďlet your freak flag fly.
I was recently asked if Atheist Christmas was somewhat of an oxymoron. I thought about it for a minute and concluded that the word Christmas was a like Xerox, Kleenex, Coke, or Kool-Aid in that the brand had become so ubiquitous that the word represents the thing, even though a Xerox is really a office machine company, Coke is a cola, Kleenex is a facial tissue, and Christmas is a winter holiday. Growing up, I knew Jews who had ďChristmas trees.Ē I love Christmas, itís just that mine is an A-theist Christmas.
This is really my attempt at 'can't we all just get along'
Regards,
RC

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Response to robcren (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:13 PM

4. Hey, welcome to DU!

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Response to robcren (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 08:38 AM

5. It's absolutely brilliant! n/t

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:29 PM

6. Thanks

I went to NYC last weekend (before the storm mind you) and did an interview with Dave Marsh on his Sirius (Spectrum) Kick Out the Jams show. Dave is a fellow Detroit-er and has been a supporter of Crenshaw music since Marshall's first LP back in the 80's. I think you can go to the archive and check it out. We talk about all four songs on the CD and play each track as well. I did see that the CD is on the "top sellers" list on CD Baby. I can't image what that means in terms of sales, but so far the feedback has all been very positive. It's amazing how many people have "come out" to me as A-theist since I've been hawking it.
I feel proud to participate in the public discussion and think that more people talking about and scrutinizing religion is probably a good thing, as opposed to giving it pass because someone might be offended or find out what they really love about Christmas is Santa Clause, community, family, charity, and not so much on the Jesus.
Peace,
RC

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