London skeptics will not be waging any War on Christmas this year. Instead, they’re providing a secular alternative.
English comedian Robin Ince is putting together a Christmas celebration… for atheists.
The event is titled “Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People.”
It’s sure to be a day of positivity:
Rather than talking of Jesus’s birth, acclaimed science author Simon Singh will talk about the birth of the universe. Instead of talking about Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, Bad Science Columnist Ben Goldacre will talk of alternative medicine and charlatans, while Josie Long will talk about the wonder of the stars.
So far the confirmed speakers are Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus, Mark Thomas (who might be bringing along his grandfather’s travelling harmonium for a carol sing-a-long), Natalie Haynes, Chris Addison, Ben Goldacre, Christina Martin, Simon Singh, Josie Long, Jo Neary and Richard Dawkins.
The evening will also include projections of classic archive footage of Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman.
I want to go. But my teleportation device is broken.
If you live in London, though, you can get tickets for the December 19th event by calling The Bloomsbury Theatre.
Where is the American version of this party?! We can’t let the British outdo us!
(via The Skeptic)