Those of you, like me, with granola-chewing relatives you’ll be encountering for the holidays might find it useful to simply categorize what we know to be misguided understanding of economics, science, and logic as, rather, a religious belief system. For example, here’s a liturgical tract:
When you think of this sort of thing as religious belief, suddenly it’s not as big a deal to accept it in your loved ones. Seriously, it’s worked quite well for me as I’ve watched my daughter explore different…belief systems as she matures. If she finds meaning in it, and chooses to organize her life around it, how can I as a father object?
Their insistence that their religious practices are grounded in reality is, of course, a tenet of all religions that nonbelievers need not share.
But I ain’t gonna begrudge them their attempts to proselytize it, or practice their faith.
Just a helpful note for the holidays!