Oh Crismas Tree

Editors Note: Frequent blogger Mason Lane is philosophical, funny and — who knew — he’s a poet too! ============ “Oh Little Crismas Tree”   By Mason Lane   This is our little Crismas tree With the lights and presents beneath It sets up in just two minutes And saves us tons of grief We’re perplexed, [Read More…]

An Atheist Christmas Myth

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It’s a Merry Myth-Making Time of Year

The Myth Corner is back and has grown from last year when it took up just one shelf.  Only one item is actually new. It’s an obelisk that my niece and nephew brought back from a trip to Egypt, specifically for the Myth Corner. I know – it looks like the Washington Monument. Apparently in [Read More…]

Have Yourself An Edgy Little Christmas!

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Merry Christmas – Which Santa Would You Choose?

Merry Christmas! From Santa Dan, Linda and Catherine! Baby Deniz, Bad Santa and crying baby too!   ==================================================   >>>Photo Credits:  http://denizcemonduygu.com/blog/2009/04/early-christmas-2/#sthash.sIDkazvG.dpuf <a href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/oufoufsworld/4179976696/”>Joeckingham</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</aref=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/”>cc</a – See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rationaldoubt/2014/12/bad-santa-day-4/#sthash.A6coOzj1.dpuf [Read more…]

My Ideal Christmas Sermon – That I Wish I Could Give

Editor’s Note: Andy, an active UCC pastor gives a no-holds-barred rendition of the Christmas sermon he would give if he felt he could be totally up-front about his beliefs and could tell his congregation what he thinks they should know. He says that he has come pretty close to this already. I don’t doubt it. [Read More…]

A Christmas for Everyone

Editor’s Note: This is a sermon that the former Evangelical pastor who wrote it would have given on Christmas if he believed then what he believes now. He actually left the pulpit when he had severe doubts, but before his religious belief crumbled completely. ================== By Dave Warnock Good morning. I stopped and got a [Read More…]

Christmas Sermon 1968 – “A Paradigm Shift Gift”

Editor’s Note:  Join us as we time-travel to Christmas Past — not so far as Ebenezer Scrooge’s 19th century England, but a shorter trip to 20th century America where an atheist pastor of a fundamentalist church returns to give the Christmas sermon he would have given if he could have said what he really meant. [Read More…]

Pondering My Post-Christian Christmas Sermon

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series on “Christmas sermons I wish I could’ve given.” Imagine if clergy could say what they really believed when they gave their yearly Christmas sermon. I asked a few Clergy Project members to think about this and got some great responses. ======================== By Bob Ripley When I [Read More…]

Rational Doubt’s Annual 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza!

The Christmas Season is here again! We hope you enjoy this re-working of the Twelve days of Christmas by Catherine Dunphy.  Incidentally this version will be republished in a new book by Jerry Bowler, to be published by Oxford University Press.   The Twelve Days of Christmas On the 1st day of Christmas my true [Read More…]