Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.
Bertold, ironic, is it not, that Christians fight a war against Christmas, if for different reasons than pagans fight. I like Valerie's statement,
"Fortunately, for almost 500 years, Christian critics of Christmas have offered an alternative view, one that is rather beautiful, even though they themselves regard it darkly. It is the view that our mid-winter celebration reflects, more than anything, the Pagan and universal yearning to embrace hope in the dead of winter, our impulse to celebrate with abandon the return of light and the promise that spring—and new life—will come again.
Loren, when a "belief system has no basis in fact, the entirety of its structure" should "become the target of questions and doubts."
In case anyone hasn't had enough bad news lately:
Ohio Judge Rules Against Atheists Who Sued to Remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. Currency
[Hemant Mehta, Friendly Atheist]
I wonder how the christo-nazis would like this:
7 hours ago