Think Again, Virginia

Greta Christina has rewritten a letter to Virginia (as in “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”) and it’s worth a few minutes of your time to read: No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. Love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty [Read More…]

Will the Atheists Give Peas a Chance?

You know that whole fake controversy going on in Santa Monica, California right now, where atheists won 18 of the 21 spots for “holiday” displays (a Jewish group got 1 and Christians got 2)? Remember how the atheists ended up only using 3 of their 18 spots and left the rest of them vacant? Well, [Read More…]

Atheist Group Defends Itself Against Anti-Menorah Remark

Suppose a religious group wants to put up a Nativity scene on public property. What’s the typical atheist group’s response? (As if you don’t already know…) Simple: If they want to put something up, then we get to put something up, too. Either that or no one gets to put up a display. Recently, a [Read More…]

Thank You, My Anonymous Reddit Secret Santa

All my Reddit Secret Santa really knew about me was that I was a math teacher (and an atheist, though that wasn’t relevant here)… and s/he sent me the following (after the jump)! [Read more…]

When Doctors Speak Nonsense

Here’s an awful story: Three-year-old Brooklyn Hunter was shaken, beaten, and abused by her stepfather last month, shattering her skull and putting her in the ER. There’s some good news: She’s doing better. She’s conscious of what’s going on around her. She knows it’s Christmas. She wants a doll, etc… and she’ll go in for [Read More…]