Yesterday, Justin Vacula put up the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Winter Solstice banner in Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square (Pennsylvania):
CNN’s Dan Merica has a story on the atheist divide over Christmas and how we ought to respond to it:
Some atheist activists are trying to seize the holidays as a time to build bridges with faith groups, while other active unbelievers increasingly see Christmas as a central front in the war on religious faith. With the dramatic growth of the nonreligious in the last few decades, more atheist leaders are emerging as spokespeople for atheism, but the Christmas rift speaks to growing disagreement over how atheists should treat religion.
Specifically, he focuses on two people and their approaches: Dave Silverman and Greg Epstein:
I didn’t know the man, but a good atheist activist from Anderson, South Carolina has died: [Read more...]
This is the Nativity scene the local Kiwanis chapter in Cheboygan, Michigan has been putting up on city property for the past 50 years:
Of course, you all know that can’t happen on government property since it’s an endorsement of Christianity. The Freedom From Religion Foundation knew this, too, so they told the City Council they wanted to put up their own sign nearby. If you’re going to endorse one belief system, you can’t discriminate. [Read more...]
Roy Moore, as you might recall, is the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. During his tenure, he made national headlines when he illegally installed a Ten Commandments monument into the courthouse. He was removed from office for his actions.
This past November, though, he was rewarded for his crimes and re-elected to his position atop the state’s judicial food chain.