John Zande wrote a fantastic post about why atheists care about religion. In it, he addressed the idea that a comfortable lie should take precedence over potentially uncomfortable truths. I've written…Continue
Added by M.M.J. Gregory on December 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Interesting article. And (spoiler alert!) I suspect a lot of parents can empathize with what she says toward the end about Santa Claus.
Added by A.T. Heist on September 18, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments
I've been an atheist for 10+ years now, most of my family still thinks it's a phase. This doesn't bother me, whatever helps them sleep at night. My mom is the only person who believes it, she said "I'm not happy with it, but I would be a bad mom to try and see you for anything you are not." this made me so happy. I was about 19 when she said this, and it came after I spent a weekend babysitting my youngest cousin. That weekend was when I figured out the type of mom I wanted to…Continue
Let’s Put Claus Back Into Christmas:
A modest proposal
Remember Christmas when you were a child?
The Season was a time to come together as family and friends...and even make Peace with your enemies for at least a few days. Christmas was all about bringing people together. Religious differences were just like social class or politics or even gender...every town was like Mayberry and had their…Continue
Added by Philip Jarrett on June 19, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments
I recently stumbled upon a very interesting scene in the movie "Miracle on 34th street".
When you see the movie, you think : "Oh, that'll be nice for the kids.". After all, it IS a family movie.
But as the story evolves, you see that, in the courthouse the girl refers to the inscription on the dollar:
"In God we trust". Using this as evidence, to prove that the beardy, old man in court is actually Santa Claus,
does not really make sense. Of course, it is…Continue