For some reason I've noticed a more-than-usual amount of references this Christmas season to "the baby Jesus" and it finally struck me what sheer insanity this is. This is not a knock on Christianity in general but it is a glaring example of how religion drives some people batshit crazy. Whether or not you believe Jesus Christ was/is a divine being or even was/is an actual person, I'm sure we can all agree that he did not die as a baby. According to the story (or history, if you prefer), Jesus Christ died as a man at least in his thirties, perhaps even 40 years old. So clearly the baby Jesus ceased to exist decades before the adult Jesus was crucified by the Romans and allegedly resurrected to heaven. Yet some Christians talk about "the baby Jesus" as if he is an extant being. There are even prayers to the baby Jesus! Do these people think the baby Jesus is some separate being, up in heaven alongside the adult Jesus?? Some people can no more handle religion than they can handle heroin or cocaine.