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Christianity &Rationals Thomas on 24 Dec 2009 12:39 am

Some good news for Atheists

Two news items:

  • Furor Erupts Over Atheist Display At State Capitol

    A conservative activist and Illinois comptroller candidate was escorted from the Illinois State Capitol building Wednesday when he tried to remove a sign put up by an atheist group.

    The sign says: “At the time of the winter solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is just myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

  • Christmas Angel Removed After Atheist Complaint

    There’s no place for angels atop Christmas trees, according to one California man who successfully lobbied for the removal of religious symbols at county buildings after spotting a yuletide decoration last week.

    Some of the comments on this page are unbelievable.

One Response to “Some good news for Atheists”

  1. on 26 Dec 2009 at 1:40 pm 1.DC said …

    Love your site, and just read a bit of your blog. Here’s my thought on the whole ‘Christian symbol’ stuff: to nit-pick with angels on Christmas trees is stupid. The entire reason we have a big fat celebration at the end of December is because of Christianity. We have Christmas trees because of Christianity (though they are not exactly theologically sound). We don’t celebrate this on Solstice, but on th 24th/25/26th. Yes, once upon a time solstice took place on these dates, and then the calendar got screwed up, but – who are we kidding?

    Leave the little messenger demons alone, for crying out loud. Let the Christians have their little pleasures. Wouldn’t it be far more important to focus on what really matters? The fact that almost every politician and ‘community leader’ believes in faeries and absurdities? Taking on the messenger demons on top of chopped-off, theologically questionable trees really does not strike me as a reasonable approach.

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