Atheist Christmas

Tomorrow’s New York Times will have an article about atheists celebrating Christmas. It’s titled “The Grinch Delusion: An Atheist Can Believe in Christmas”… (Thanks, NYT, for spreading the pleasant holiday cheer.) So how do notable atheists spend Christmas? Sam Harris: With all this high-profile atheism in mind, it might come as something of a surprise [Read More...]

The Reason for the Season

For all those people who say “Jesus is the reason for the season,” Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn has a response. Jesus is not the reason. It’s the sunlight. In addition, he elaborates on how December 25 is not the date accepted by scholars as Jesus’ birthday, nor do scholars agree on his birth year. [Read More...]

The Nativity Story

Daley Plaza in Chicago has played host for the past 10 years to “Christkindlmarket,” a festival that has German roots. It’s less a Christian festival and more a place to sell goods, provide entertainment, and help the tourism industry (for some reason, Chicago isn’t the hottest destination during the winter…). It brings in more than [Read More...]


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