Reading Time: 6 minutes I can understand why Christians try so hard to claim a monopoly over Christmas: nothing about the holiday really speaks to Christianity. No, Christmas speaks to something much, much better.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I love holidays, and Christmas is no exception. Do I believe in Jesus such that I will be celebrating his birth over that time? No. Not at all. I’m an atheist. I’ve even written a book to illustrate that the whole thing really was a mythological tale. In this context, I want to explain how […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s hard to even consider the possibility that Santa isn’t real. Everyone seems to believe he is. As a kid, I heard his name in songs and stories and saw him in movies with very high production values. My mom and dad seemed to believe, batted down my doubts, told me he wanted me to […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes As we approach the beginning of December, my social media feeds are flooded with the Elf on the Shelf. From clever ideas on how to hide him and position him, to complaints on having to dig him out of the Christmas bin, it’s pretty amazing how pervasive this scary little doll has become in the […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes One long-running interest of mine has been authoritarianism — and its effects on individuals. We got a real object lesson in that topic this week. Donald Trump Jr. released a video a few days ago in which he released his most cringey weirdness yet. Today, let me show you what he said — and how his behavior reveals his authoritarian nature and upbringing.
Reading Time: 7 minutes They’re 1000% certain that we’re missing out on the full meaning of Christmas because we don’t celebrate the holiday the same way they do. So today, let’s find out just what ‘Christ’ adds to ‘Christmas,’ what happens when he’s removed from the festivities, and why evangelicals are so angry about secular Christmas celebrations.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! We find today’s story in a recent Christmastime post from Christianity Today. In it, evangelism professor Jerry Root offers some handy-dandy tips to evangelicals about how to evangelize their unwilling friends and relatives around the holidays. One of his tips is incredibly bad, so bad that it made me laugh aloud. Today, […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Today, let’s just have a nice off-topic Winter Wonderland to celebrate whatever joy we can find in this blasted-out dumpster fire of a year. Let me show you how my Christmas photoshoot idea went!
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! It’s very nearly Christmas, that special, magical time of year when Christians celebrate the arrival on Earth of their god’s future human sacrifice. Oh wait. I mean, the birth of their savior. As you might guess, I don’t consider this myth nearly as admirable as the vast majority of Christians do. Today, […]
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