The Problem with “Christmas”

by Jesse Galef – I’ll admit that I felt a sense of deep sadness and disappointment when I read Garrison Keillor‘s intolerant screed in the Chicago Tribune. I’m hoping that it’s satire given how abundantly stupid and offensive it is, but for the moment I’m afraid that it’s genuine. Unitarians listen to the Inner Voice [Read More...]

Why Should Atheists Celebrate the Holidays?

Greta Christina has a terrific article highlighting several reasons atheists should be celebrating this time of year: Reason #7: Holiday traditions are comforting. The human need for tradition and ritual seems to be deeply ingrained. It’s comforting to do things at the same time every day or every year: things we did as children, things [Read More...]

New Solstice Display Goes Up in Raleigh, North Carolina

The Triangle Freethought Society put up a display in Moore Square in Raleigh, North Carolina earlier today to counterbalance a Christian nativity scene in the same area. “While we support the freedom of religion and the right to free speech, we feel strongly that if the city of Raleigh is going to allow an overtly [Read More...]

Alan Moore Talks About Godless Event

This is what I get for not living in Britain. I miss Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People: And that means I miss graphic novelist (and the genius behind Watchmen) Alan Moore: On the up side, New Humanist Magazine is uploading a number of interviews with guests of the show on YouTube. Check them [Read More...]

Arizona is Now Christmas-Safe

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer knows her priorities: In a formal executive order, Brewer said any executive branch agency that reports to her cannot stop employees from “personally celebrating” either holiday [Christmas or Hannukah]. That includes putting items “traditionally associated” with the holidays on their desks. She similarly barred those agencies from stopping state employees from [Read More...]