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Category Archive: War on Christmas

Dec 23 2009

Logic: ur doin it rong!

A crystalline example of whatever it is that goes on between a fundamentalist’s ears that passes for thinking can be seen in this whiny little editorial in the Columbia County News-Times. This would be in Georgia, which would be in the deep south, which would explain much. Anyway, the point Will Fischer desperately tries to …

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Dec 09 2009

This holiday season, shop at “naughty” retailers!

Better call the waaaaambulance. The “War on Christmas” is in full swing in fundieland, and the first casualties are rolling in. Or not. Got an email heads-up tonight about the “Naughty and Nice 2009″ list cooked up by the American “Family” Association. Right-wing fundamentalists absolutely love their collective persecution complex. It’s the only thing they …

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Jan 08 2009

On the same page: another atheist criticizes the FFRF

Just tripped over this editorial by atheist David Gleeson over at the Denver Post, where he lambastes the FFRF’s Christmas sign for most of the same reasons I did. Some good points here. My wife’s mind is not enslaved when she lights the Hanukkah candles and sings the blessings that have been handed down to …

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Dec 05 2008

The FFRF Christmas sign, and why it’s a bad atheist message

When you have an unpopular message, however confident you are that it is factual, it is important to know how best to deliver that message so that your audience, however predisposed they may be to agree or disagree with you, is receptive, willing to give you a fair hearing at the very least. Some atheists …

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Dec 23 2007

I just don’t have a problem with Christmas

It’s true. I know O’Reilly and any number of the folks running the right-wing Christian-persecution industry want to think I’ve declared “war” on their holiday. But I haven’t. If anything, they’ve done so, by loudly claiming the entire holiday season as their own and not wanting anyone else to play. I thought this was a …

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Dec 25 2006

So it’s Monday

Evidently the Christians are having some major holiday today. To me, it’s a very quiet Monday. The weather’s pretty, though. Very nice change from the rains yesterday. I don’t see any reason to treat December 25 any differently from any other day, whether for “cultural” reasons or any other. They’re all unique, you only live …

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Dec 22 2006

Another casualty in the “War on Christmas”

What do you want to bet this will be blamed on godless libruls?

Nov 17 2006

Toys for Tots flip-flops on talking Jesus dolls

Toys for Tots has announced it has decided to take the talking Jesus dolls from Christian toymakers one2believe, their spokesman announcing, “Toys for Tots has found appropriate places for these items.” I’m assuming they don’t mean the city dump, so have they in fact figured out a way to ensure that these dolls only end …

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Nov 14 2006

The ongoing tragic story of Christian persecution

A report at CNN today describes the latest incident sure to be trumpeted by Dobson and Wildmon and those pushing the notion that Christians are a sad, persecuted minority in the heathen librul Gomorrah that is America today. Every year the Marine reserves do a “Toys for Tots” program for the holidays, to collect toys …

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