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In Leesburg, holiday displays bring controversy and change

In Leesburg, holiday displays bring controversy and change | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A crèche and a Christmas tree used to be the only holiday displays on the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds. Then came the atheists and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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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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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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40 Examples of Christian Privilege | Godless Girl

40 Examples of Christian Privilege | Godless Girl | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

1. It is likely that state and federal holidays coincide with my religious practices, thereby having little to no impact on my job and/or education...

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