The Eight MOOCs of Hanukkah

A timely MOOC was drawn to my attention – Yale University is offering one that relates to the depiction of the Jewish menorah on the Arch of Titus, and so may be worth looking into – or perhaps rebelling against – in this Hanukkah season. Or maybe just plan to take it for one day, and discover [Read More…]

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Christians and Halloween

“Halloween is a Satanic holiday” is the most ridiculous, absolute lamest excuse that stingy people have ever come up with as an excuse to not give candy to those who ask for it. Christians, of course, will not use this excuse, since they know that Jesus himself said “Give to everyone who asks of you” (Luke [Read More…]

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History of Labor Day

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Happy May Day!

May 1st is International Workers’ Day. It seems like the United States may be closer to being ready to actually celebrate this holiday, which has in the past been rejected as something for socialists and Communists. People are talking about compensation, wealth, equality, and injustice more widely in the US today than at any time I can [Read More…]

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Happy Religious Freedom Day!

The presidential proclamation would not have been enough. It took Facebook to make me aware of it. [Read more…]

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Have a Logical Holiday Season

I was surprised that, having come across this image recently (I added the words), it isn't the only image focused on Spock in a Christmas sweater. Here's one from Anubis-Admirer:   [Read more…]

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Holiday Persecution?

I hope the above diagram by Rachel Held Evans helps more people find clarity about this subject!   [Read more…]

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War on Christmas

This year’s war on Christmas has begun. It is being waged by groups such as Liberty Counsel, who are encouraging Christians to avoid interacting with non-Christians once again (and also illustrating hypocrisy by not putting Chick-fil-A on their naughty list, as Hemant Mehta highlights). If my calculation was right last year when I wrote about [Read More…]

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Jesus was NOT a Zombie

Jeremy Smith wants to make sure that, if you are a nerd who is inclined to be sacrilegious as the Halloween season draws near (or at Easter, for that matter), you at least do it accurately. And so he shared this: Now, in case you are wondering, I don't think that Jesus was a Lich. [Read More…]

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Happy Towel Day!

Sorry for not wishing you a Happy Towel Day earlier in the day!   [Read more…]

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Happy St. George’s Day!

I am sorry that I did not get around to wishing readers a happy St. George's Day until now. Perhaps it ought to be a young-earth creationist holiday. Ken Ham claims that the legends about St. George and the dragon are proof that humans and dinosaurs (including some that breathed fire, if the billboards for [Read More…]

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