Texas Politician Proposes Bill to Protect Teachers Who Say ‘Merry Christmas’

Dwayne Bohac is a Republican state legislator in Texas so you *know* he’s full of great ideas.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="250"]Vote for me: I saved Christmas[/caption]

His most recent? Filing a bill that would allow public school teachers to say “Merry Christmas” without punishment. Because, apparently, they sue you in Texas if you say that… [Read more…]

Springfield Area Freethinkers Will Put Up Atheist Sign in Illinois State Capitol Rotunda

If you’re in the Springfield, Illinois area tomorrow afternoon, the Springfield Area Freethinkers are putting up the following sign in the Capitol Rotunda at 3:00p!

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Heathen Holiday Card of the Day! (12/20)

Continuing in my run of cards from overseas, this card was submitted by reader Janet Standen-Holmes and designed by Michelle Lupton, both of Melbourne, Australia.

I love this card — short, sweet, and punny. [Read more…]

Is There Really a ‘Christmas Schism’ in the Atheist Movement?

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:

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Back When Christians Were *Really* Persecuted…

Happle Tea puts the (fake) Christmas-time persecution of Christians in perspective…

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