The Runup to Christmas

Being an atheist is OK.
Being an atheist and shaming religions as silly and not real is not OK.
Being a Christian is OK.
Being homophobic, misogynistic, racist, xenophobic, or an otherwise hateful person in the name of Christianity is not OK.
Being a reindeer is OK.
Bullying and excluding another reindeer because he has a shiny red nose is not OK.

Rudolph accepting all the other reindeers’ love after years of not letting him join their reindeer games was an act of extreme forgiveness.

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