Eco’s Christmas letter

The Telegraph published a essay by Umberto EcoGod isn’t Big Enough for Some People. It starts with the observation that the Christmas holiday is a mystery in a secular society. If the holiday has significance outside of the Christian religion, what are we celebrating? This leads to a meditation on religion, science, ideology, grandiosity and collapse of grandiosity into absurd beliefs in the occult. Eco has covered these themes extensively his fiction and essays, so he brings a well-honed set of observations and arguments into this essay.
As we might expect from Eco, a gem.

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