A Very Merry Mithras: Godless Holiday Special

Last year the BBC ran a fabulous humanist/atheist holiday special. I think this is pretty awesome. While obviously the language, views and humor might offend religious people, I think this is a fabulous tribute to science and a rather funny look at religions and the holiday season. It's nice to see another belief system get a holiday special! … [Read more...]

A Very Merry Mithras: Holiday Controversy

As we are all sleeping in and filling our fists with mugs of java a little holiday controversy to browse as our grey matter rearranges itself is in order.Jason Pitzl-Waters (author of The Wild Hunt) made the case that secular Christmas celebration are just people doin' what comes natural: So all those non-Christians celebrating "Christmas" are simply doing what comes naturally, and the insistence by some Christian pundits and activists that December and its merriment somehow belongs only to … [Read more...]

A Very Merry Mithras Virtual Festivus Party!

We're kicking off A Very Merry Mithras with a Festivus party! Many of you know what Festivus is, and if you don't, then you missed out on an important part of the 90's!Here's a refresher on what Festivus (the festival for the rest of us) is all about:So let's get the party rolling! First we need a Festivus pole. No tinsel. Tinsel is distracting.Now get yourself some snacks and grub. You'll need your energy for the activities of Festivus. I've got a pan of brownies in the oven. Then we … [Read more...]

You’re Invited to a Very Merry Mithras!

Over the past few days I've come to realize that I'm not the only Pagan not celebrating Christmas tonight and tomorrow. Many of us won't be able to work and shopping isn't going to happen. Many of our Christian friends will be too busy to hang out and some of our Pagan friends are spending time with their families. While I personally am actually looking forward to spending the day in my pj's and consuming mass quantities of sugary breakfast cereal, I know how depressing it can be to have the … [Read more...]