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…]