25 December 2007

Merry Christmas

To those of you who believe in that sort of thing (which, oddly, includes most of you who claim to believe in nothing at all of the sort). For you, our traditional Christmas Carol:

We three Dunnoist bloggers are;
On Christmas we sit at the bar,
Gin and tonic, so ironic,
Rubbishing Jehovah.

Refrain:

O stars of gases, fusion displays,
Stars, a source of gamma rays,
Nowhere leading, us unheeding,
Wholly natural displays.


Born a primate on Africa’s veldt
Born a monkey without a pelt,
Despite endeavor, die forever,
Even in the Bible belt.

Refrain

Received wisdom I decry,
My own reason I live by.
Prayer and praising, just navel gazing,
Better to worship π.

Refrain

Religions are all the same to me,
Just an excuse for bigotry,
Hating, lying, killing, dying,
Blinding the bourgeoisie.

Refrain

Glorious now behold Us rise;
From the muck we’ve made us wise.
Alleluia, Alleluia,
We deserve the Nobel Prize.

Refrain.

3 comments:

Peter Burnet said...

A Christmas classic that goes equally well on other holidays, and even on ordinary Monday nights as befits the rational mind. Brings to mind the immortal Lewis Carroll:

In one moment I’ve seen what has hitherto been
Enveloped in absolute mystery,
And without extra charge I will give you at large
A lesson in Natural History.


I trust you and your family are having a rich Judeo-Christian repose?

David said...

Very nice, thank you.

I hope and trust that the Burnett clan has been joyously gathering around the ol'pagan symbol celebrating the barely disguised solstice with all the traditional verve.

Peter Burnet said...

Thank-you, yes. A very nice holiday, despite the family. The combination of Christianity and paganism-lite does seem to make for a special festive mixture, one that keeps that evil rationalism at bay. Unfortunately, Reason heself must have gone on a Caribbean cruise to escape the madness.