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...]

The True Story of Christmas

If you’d like to bone up on the facts and myths about the Christian version of the Christmas story, this (Jewish) website explains everything very nicely. For example, “How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25?” Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December [Read More...]

GOP Attacks Christmas Strawman

by Jesse Galef – A bill sponsored by 19 House Republicans (including six from South Carolina, never a good sign,) wants to reaffirm that people can celebrate Christmas and mention God. I’m guessing this is in response to a gross misunderstanding of current legal concerns over displays that are government-sponsored or on government property. Via [Read More...]

Seattle Atheists Want a Sign in the Washington State Capitol Building

The Freedom From Religion Foundation put this sign up in the state Capitol building in Olympia, Washington last year: After all the controversy last year, the state government decided no displays for/against any religion would be allowed at all inside the capitol building. It was the right move. Unfortunately, they’re still allowing displays outside, on [Read More...]

Why Do Atheists Loathe the Baby Jesus? He’s Just a Baby

Bill O’Reilly actually said that on his show the other night. He also asked: “How do you sell atheism by running down a baby?” Normally, running down babies is right up my alley, but I really don’t get it in this case. Here’s the American Humanist Association ad that’s getting O’Reilly and his panel all [Read More...]