Santa Praying Over Jesus?

I’m no Bible expert, but I don’t remember the verse where Santa kneels in prayer over the baby Jesus…: North Carolina. Need I say more? (Thanks to Bella for the link!) [Read more...]

Nativity Scenes on Public Property

Yesterday, I got an interesting email from a producer of a radio show asking if I could come on to talk about Nativity scenes on government property. Which radio show? The one hosted by former congressman Mark Foley… The guy who sexted with underage pages. He has a radio show now. It was strangely uneventful. [Read More...]

Atheist Holiday Traditions

I would *so* love to see this special: That and several other “atheist holiday traditions” can be found at Brian McFadden‘s Big Fat Whale. Is there anything not on Brian’s list that you do with your family over the holidays? I’m assuming, of course, that everyone builds snowmen versions of Richard Dawkins… (via Heaving Dead [Read More...]

Christopher Hitchens on the True Story of Christmas

Christopher Hitchens would like to teach religious people the true story of Christmas: None of the four gospels gives any notion of what time of year the supposed Nativity occurred. Only two gospels mention the virginity of Mary, and only one has any mention of a “manger.” Wise men and shepherds are likewise very unevenly [Read More...]

Being an Atheist over the Holidays

Bobbie Kirkhart is the past president of Atheist Alliance International and current president of Atheists United in California. She’s one of the nicest atheists you’ll ever meet and one of the best spokespersons for us in the media. The Los Angeles Times‘ Patt Morrison interviewed Bobbie about the holiday season and we’re treated to some [Read More...]