Friend or Foe 2008

Liberty Counsel, a Christian Right organization, has put out its 6th annual “Naughty and Nice list” (PDF) Any business that uses the word “Christmas” is nice. Any business that uses the word “holiday” is naughty. And evil. And must be defeated. This year, you’re not supposed to shop at CostCo: Web site does not appear [Read More...]

A Christmas Celebration for Atheists

London skeptics will not be waging any War on Christmas this year. Instead, they’re providing a secular alternative. English comedian Robin Ince is putting together a Christmas celebration… for atheists. The event is titled “Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People.” It’s sure to be a day of positivity: Rather than talking of Jesus’s birth, [Read More...]

Atheist Nativity

Sounds oxymoronic, but when it’s satirical, anything can happen. The traditional Christmas story of how the baby Jesus came to be born in a manger after Mary and Joseph found that there was no room at the inn, is traditionally performed by Key Stage One pupils all around the country. However, staff at Mount Pleasant [Read More...]

Atheist Fired for Not Dressing Up as Santa

Atheist Christopher Nolan got fired from a Wal-Mart in Maine because he didn’t want to dress up as Santa (and presumably take part in perpetuating that myth). But the news reports make an interesting statement, and I’m not sure if it’s the fault of the reporters or Nolan himself. Since multiple reports say the same [Read More...]

Peace on Earth? Keep Religion Separate

Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation had an op-ed piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel over the weekend. What most of the detractors [of state/church separation] don’t seem to understand is that we are not threatening their freedom to believe, practice or advertise their religion. We sue governments, not individuals or churches. [Read More...]