Christmas isn’t a big deal here in Taiwan, so it’s hard to get “in the season” or riled up by this “War on Christmas” controversy. But I want to celebrate the meaning of Christmas by giving away two things I really want, rather than buying them for myself.
First up is this amazing Christmas “ugly-sweater” with Baphomet on it.…
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Added by AtheistTech on November 29, 2012 at 9:14pm —
2012, the year of the London Olympics, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and, of course, the year the phrase, “Christmas come early,” stopped meaning anything. It stopped meaning anything because Christmas couldn’t really come any earlier without bumping into the summer holidays. People may realize how Christmas time seems to arrive a bit sooner every year, but if you work in a shop, as I do, it officially starts several months before winter, and it’s getting bigger.
When I was a kid,… Continue
Added by Stuart M Rees on September 18, 2012 at 10:00am —
Added by Jared Sloan Cowan on May 27, 2011 at 11:56pm —
I came out to my mother on Christmas. It wasn't planned that way, she simply sat next to me at dinner. I thought I'd be safe at the kid's table. But the number of kids has been slowly dwindling over recent years, as they grow up and move off to the eagerly awaited table of "grown-ups". I saw this opportunity to return to the safety of the kid's table and quickly set my can of Dr. Pepper to claim my spot.
I was more than a little surprised to see my mother sitting next to me when I returned… Continue
Added by Jessica Lenehan on January 11, 2011 at 5:56pm —
I asked my family this weekend why they as Christians feel it is OK to lie to their children about Santa Clause. I explained that, to me, it seemed quite hypocritical that one of the Christian tenants is not to lie, but yet in celebration of the very beginning of Christianity Christians lie to their children about this man who brings toys. The answer I got was because it brings so much joy to the children. So, is it one of those "ends justifies the means" types of… Continue
Added by Sicile on December 26, 2010 at 6:57pm —
by mr dan
Watch the Vlog
All the Christians in Christ-town found Christmas quite fair,
But the non-Christians, who made up two-thirds of the world’s population, didn’t care.
Now they didn’t hate Christmas at all — au contraire
They just wanted the Christians to stay out of their hair.
They wanted to know if there was any sane… Continue
Added by Dan Xenatro on December 16, 2010 at 5:30am —
from a while back, but it's still a good story... especially if you love duran duran.
Added by markystar on September 19, 2010 at 2:00am —
My temper was recently set off early on the morning of Friday, December 11th, as I stopped at a local Chick-fil-A for breakfast.
What follows is the email correspondence between me and Chick-fil-A, starting with my complaint as entered on the contact form of Chick-fil-A's web site.
Subject: Chick-fil-A Web Form Message
I understand that Chick-fil-a is a business founded by and largely operated by Christians. This… Continue
Added by Aiden on December 24, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Before christianity, this time of year celebrated the "births" of many other religous icons like Mithra, Horus, Thor, Dionysus, Helios, ect. This is so prevalent because these few days are when the days become noticeably longer, which many cultures associate with birth.
Even if Jesus ever existed, no one knows his true date of birth. However we do know he wasnt the only one people believed to be born of a virgin. Others include Krishna, Bacchus, Yu, Hercules, and Zunis, who was… Continue
Added by Matt W on December 23, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Playwright Edgar Oliver just did a bit for The Moth
called The Apron Strings of Savannah. He's my new temporary Personal Savior, making him just Christmassy enough, and very, very Xistlesslistlessnessmassy.
Edgar Christmas 1
Kiki & Herb * Fox in the Snow
Wade Denning * Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on December 20, 2009 at 6:47am —
This condensed version of the Star Wars Holiday Special, with more entertaining music, is the only one that should be experienced.
Star Wars Intro
Star Wars 1
Soulful Strings * Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Star Wars 2
Claudine Longet * I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You
Floral Pops 70 * Winter Wonderland
Star Wars… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on December 13, 2009 at 4:04am —
Animated and in 3D, Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday story, A Christmas Carol, spills onto screens again. A garish demonstration of the capabilities of the new 3D technology, the story only pops out when it possesses an opportunity to show off the technology.
Scrooge (Jim Carrey) is a miserly old man who holds tight each penny in his pocket. After his business partner, Marley (Gary Oldman) dies, Scrooge loses all perspective, turning even surlier than he was before. Devoid of all… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on November 5, 2009 at 9:00pm —
This was originally posted over on my blog, Cubik's Rube
If you want to know what I think of the Atheist's Guide to Christmas, a book that's just been released, which was put together by the lovely Ariane Sherine
(organiser of the Atheist Bus Campaign
) and which features essays from many of the grooviest godless guys and gals of our time,… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on September 29, 2009 at 6:13pm —
I know that this is an old, tired, beaten to death topic. But, I can't think of anything else to write about. I do not understand why some people care so much that I celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas as opposed to just getting in the holiday spirit by celebrating the Santa Clause part of Christmas. Why can't they just celebrate whatever they want, and let me celebrate whatever I want?
I mean, I read an essay on this by Ben Stein. In which he talked about how, even though… Continue
Added by homo sapien on April 5, 2009 at 9:28pm —
Please have a look at Yuletide Foundation; Toward a Civic (& Secular) Observance of Winter Solstice: http://tinyurl.com/jultid
This is a proposal for a secular celebration of Winter Solstice meant to be used across society, but especially in the public forum; say goodbye to the preference of Christianity but also to the antiseptic use terms like "Holiday Tree" (which one?). Designed for English-speaking societies, but the idea can easily be… Continue
Added by Darwin Penda on December 26, 2008 at 11:59pm —
well... i dunno about you, but i'd rather celebrate that then jesus' birfday. lol.
Added by markystar on December 25, 2008 at 3:50am —
[Cross-posted on Artificial Habitat
, including links (which I haven't embedded here) and a selection of photographs from the Natural History Museum]
Yesterday (Thursday 18th) was my birthday. What better way to celebrate than attending a godless Christmas show in London (along with a visit to the Natural History Museum and over 4 hours of walking around London)!
Comedian Robin Ince was inspired by an encounter with the… Continue
Added by Andrew on December 19, 2008 at 7:30pm —
Are you tired of Christmas, the winter celebration hijacked by the cult of the zombie Jezuz? Of course you are but the real
reason for the season, the winter solstice, occurs on Sunday, Dec 21 at 12:04 UTC (7:04am ET).
If you're looking for an alternate way to celebrate the "rebirth of the sun", here (from wikipedia
) is a sampling of other winter customs.
Mummer's Day (Celtic, Cornish)
, or… Continue
Added by Father Nature on December 19, 2008 at 5:44pm —
Since it's one week until Christmas I thought I'd send out my season's greetings to you all:
Added by Kate Holden on December 18, 2008 at 12:37pm —