Now that Thanksgiving is upon us, it’s time to kick off this year’s Heathen Holiday Cards!
As you may recall, last year, we posted readers’ best/funniest/most irreverent/warmest non-religious holiday cards.
We wanted to kick off the 2013 holiday season by featuring some cards that our readers are selling. The reason this particular post is going up earlier this year (Yes, guys, I read your gripes that the call-out for cards was too damn early. I hear your complaints) is because I wanted to give readers a chance to sell their cards, and they’ll likely need a couple weeks to get them out to you.
Not only did we get responses, we had some generous offers for giveaways!
Let’s start with those.
First up: Noble Works Cards
They have a bevy of irreverent cards for sale, like this one:
The point wasn’t that religion was wrong, but that there were pastors who didn’t believe in what they were preaching and felt stuck in their roles. They needed a way out.
A year later, that study led to the formation of The Clergy Project, a private discussion forum for closeted atheist pastors.
Now, Dennett and LaScola have released a book (with a foreword written by Richard Dawkins) that details what they discovered and learned from their study. It’s called Caught in The Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind:
When the Upstate Atheists in South Carolina wanted to volunteer at the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen this past spring, they were told that atheists weren’t welcome.
When the Kansas City Atheist Coalition wanted to deliver meals to the hungry, the Kansas City Rescue Mission rejected their generosity.
House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R-Lawton) was the architect of that addition:
At the time, Shannon’s spokesperson Joe Griffin tempered the outrage by saying the chapel wouldn’t be built if it was illegal:
“No taxpayer money has been spent on a chapel other than the ink that is on the blueprints,” Griffin said Tuesday. “If we are able to create a chapel, we would love to. But we are not going to do anything that is not constitutional.”
But, you know, that was a week ago.