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Mich. Residents Receive Letter Calling Christmas Lights 'Pagan'

Mich. Residents Receive Letter Calling Christmas Lights 'Pagan' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
From Yahoo!: Homeowners in Hudsonville, Mich., have been singled out for displaying what an anonymous letter-writer calls “pagan” lights and decorations on their properties.
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The Faux Rage About a False War on Christmas

The Faux Rage About a False War on Christmas | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
There is no war on Christmas; the idea is absurd at every level. You are probably being deafened by a rendition of "Jingle Bells" right now. But the Christian right is waging a war against reason. And they are winning.
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FFRF sends “Reasons’s Greetings” to New Yorkers | Secular News Daily

FFRF sends “Reasons’s Greetings” to New Yorkers | Secular News Daily | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The FFRF has placed two billboards in NYC, wishing everyone Reason's Greetings. Were they discriminated against by any billboard site owners? Care to guess?
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Life's Extremes: Atheists vs. Believers | Religious Zealots & World's Religions | LiveScience

Life's Extremes: Atheists vs. Believers | Religious Zealots & World's Religions | LiveScience | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Whether a person is an atheist or a strong believer in a god or religion, going as far as religious zealotry, comes down to many factors, including genes and the environment in which that person grows up, scientists say.
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PracticalDoubt.com » Why Christians Need the War on Christmas (with comments)

PracticalDoubt.com » Why Christians Need the War on Christmas (with comments) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

What is it about Christmastime that puts so many Christians on edge about the importance of their religion in American culture? Could the so-called War on Christmas be more of a blame-game for Christianity’s own failures than a war? Could Christians actually need the War on Christmas (and not just because the Bible told them they’d be persecuted)? How else could the paranoid position that there is an atheistic effort to stop all businesses from saying, “Merry Christmas,” and remove “Christ” from all things solstice come about?

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Hey, Atheists, don't destroy Christmas... just steal it back!

Hey, Atheists, don't destroy Christmas... just steal it back! | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
I've been getting a lot of questions lately from Christian and Atheist friends wanting to know how I celebrate Christmas.
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Maybe we NEED a War on Christmas

Every year, the usual suspects come out and claim that the Godless heathen homosexual jewish Muslim Kenyan socialist fascist great unwashed have declared war on Christmas, what with their "Happy Holidays" and their menorahs on the town hall lawn right there alongside of the Baby Jesus.

Well, you know what? Maybe there SHOULD be a War on Christmas.

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Public elementary school asks students "I love Jesus because ___" | Rock Beyond Belief

Public elementary school asks students "I love Jesus because ___" | Rock Beyond Belief | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

You can help fight proselytism in a public elementary school! The paper that the entire class was given had fill-in-the-blanks. My name is ___. I live in ___. I love Jesus because ___.

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Air Force Base denies atheist display, allows Menorah and Nativity Scene

Air Force Base denies atheist display, allows Menorah and Nativity Scene | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Travis Air Force base is already under intense scrutiny over these displays that are inappropriate to begin with. The official word so far was that each of the 20 or so displays represented a squadron on base. Apparently this facade implies that an entire squadron is Jewish. And wouldn’t you know it their display just happened to be next to an entire squadron of Nativity Scene enthusiasts.

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Debunking Santa Is Just Practice for God | Friendly Atheist

Debunking Santa Is Just Practice for God | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

As Christmas approaches, many atheist parents might be wondering if they should tell their young children about the infamous obese man in a red velvet suit, who goes around the world (overnight) in a flying sleigh pulled by reindeer, slides down chimneys (or possibly picks the locks), and delivers presents (but only if you have been really well behaved).

Sounds plausible…

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How Christians Have Secularized Christmas

How Christians Have Secularized Christmas | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Once various Christian extremist groups realized that their made-up "war on Christmas" would be a massively successful fundraiser, it was obvious that we would be treated to hearing about battles in this war each and every year. While it is still not clear how (or if) atheists should participate in this "war," I do believe that Christians are largely managing to secularize Christmas all on their own with minimal involvement on our part.

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Why Atheists Celebrate Christmas | Religion, Church & Tradition | LiveScience

Why Atheists Celebrate Christmas | Religion, Church & Tradition | LiveScience | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

They may not find much meaning in the birth of Jesus Christ, but many atheists embrace religious traditions such as churchgoing for the sake of the children, a new study finds.

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Christians take aim at Depp for Christmas song

Christians take aim at Depp for Christmas song | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Johnny Depp has come under fire from religious activists for a new Christmas-themed track they've branded "filth."

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An Open Letter To Christians: Merry Christmas From An Atheist

An Open Letter To Christians:  Merry Christmas From An Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

That’s right, I didn’t say “happy holidays” or “seasons greetings” — I said “merry Christmas.” And yes, I’m an atheist, one who loves the Christmas season so much that I tend to get into the spirit of the holiday a little earlier than most. I love the decorations, the music, the gift-giving, the mythology — all of it. This often surprises people because I tend to have a dark sense of humor and an unsentimental, pragmatic worldview. But every December, you’ll find me singing along with Nat King Cole and Dean Martin as I decorate the tree; you’ll find me getting misty-eyed and sniffly when George Bailey comes to understand how many lives his mundane existence has touched and influenced; you’ll hear me wishing “merry Christmas” — and yes, sometimes “happy holidays” — to total strangers. And I’ll say it again — I’m an atheist.

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Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice | Friendly Atheist

Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The American Humanist Association has launched a Christmas advertising campaign “aimed to raise awareness of discrimination against nonbelievers in America.”

Billboards with the following image have gone up in New Jersey and Michigan:

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