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Roll to Disbelieve Winter Super Special! (#3)

Roll to Disbelieve Winter Super Special! (#3) December 25, 2018

Welcome to our Winter Super Special! Happy WinChrisKahSolZaaNewFest Holidays! In keeping with our (new) tradition here at Roll to Disbelieve, I’ve gathered up some thematic posts into a Super Special issue to keep you company today. Whether you’re excited, a little tuckered out from all that winter cheer, or feeling distinctly Grinchy, below you’ll find some reading material from years gone past.

(Christian Lambert, CC-ND.)

BTW, I thought it’d be fun to show you baby pictures of Bumble and Bother that their first foster mom sent me not long ago! For those who wondered: yes, the mama cat was indeed a dilute orange tabby.

Christmas, the Holiday.

I enjoy celebrating Christmas. Always have. So unsurprisingly, I’ve written a fair bit about this holiday.

The Supposed War on Christmas.

Astonishingly, a whole bunch of Christians out there feel outraged that someone, somewhere doesn’t celebrate Christmas exactly the way they prefer.

We’re pretty sure this is Bumble. He got the strong “M” and the intense orange coat in the litter. Plus, he still gets this look on his face all the time as he surveys our house his domain.

Virginity.

Most of what people know about Mary, the mother of Jesus, is that the Gospels insist that she was a virgin. Hey, I’m just recounting the standard-issue Christian propaganda here. The Gospels’ anonymous writers neglect to develop her much as a character beyond virginity and flashes of submission to male authority and maternal concern here and there. Unsurprisingly, virginity became one of the, like, three points of virtue that women could attain in Christianity.

This is Bother, without any doubt — we’ve always used those black spots to identify her.

Criticisms of Christian Beliefs Around Christmas.

Obviously, none of these criticisms apply to the religion as a whole, since nothing about the religion could be considered universal. All the same, they apply to a lot of the religion’s flavors.

Thank you for spending time with Roll to Disbelieve this year! That’s our Super Special, signing off!

We also think this might be Bumble doing jazz hands. With kittens it’s really hard to tell. But either way, it’s a cute pic.

NEXT UP: We’re tackling a Christmas movie on Thursday! Come and bring your holiday tipple–and don’t forget your richest butter! (Is that too obvious a hint?) Seeya next time! <3 <3 <3


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Consider this post an Off-Topic Wonderland 🙂 Didja do anything special lately?

About Captain Cassidy
Captain Cassidy grew up fervently Catholic, converted to the SBC in her teens, and became a Pentecostal shortly afterward. She even married an aspiring preacher! But then--record scratch!--she brought everything to a screeching halt when she deconverted in her mid-20s. That was 25 years ago. Now a comfortable None, she blogs on Roll to Disbelieve about psychology, pop culture, politics, relationships, cats, gaming, and more--and where they all intersect with religion. You can read more about the author here.
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