Skip to comments.An atheist Christmas coloring book
Posted on 12/09/2010 7:31:45 PM PST by Baladas
Sounds like a misnomer, perhaps.
Well, not if you follow the thinking of the Atheist Christmas Coloring Book which has been creaed for families who want to enjoy a Christmas holiday free from religion.
So says a news release from Mindposts.com, described as a place for rational parents, students and teachers to learn and share.
There is no shame in celebrating Christmas as a time of love and joy, the news release states.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.newsok.com ...
I’m an atheist, and I’ve always enjoyed the Christmas season. I certainly didn’t need a coloring book to help me do so!
The Godless Left want a 4th of July without the patriotism too.
That's OK, but celebrate Solstice, Yule, The Great Nothingness, whatever, just don't say you're celebrating Christmas--us Christians will take care of that. And when Cinco de Mayo comes around, feel free to celebrate May Day, Jose Cuervo, Drunken Gringo Day, etc. but don't insult the Mexicans by acting like you belong.
I think it's fair to say that by the early 21st Century a large part of the Christmas celebration has become secular. To be sure many people (to varying degrees) celebrate it as a religious occasion, but in popular culture I believe that Christmas' non-religious aspects have partially overtaken the religious aspects.
That being the case, I will continue to celebrate Christmas in spite of being an unbeliever. Just don't expect to see me in church... :-)
Blank pages - you fill in your own?
I heard a story once about a priest telling an atheist, “If you’re right, it’s no big deal. Lights out! But if I’m right, you’re toast.”
Few things point more towards the man-made origin of religion than the twisted sisters who first came up with the idea of “Hell.” Even the pagan Romans and Greeks believed Hades was just a depressing underworld of shadows.
The genuinely frightening `Old’ Testament God makes no mention of it; we don’t get much detail until the Prince of Peace comes along in the ‘new’ testament. (Work with me Israelites)
There’s a lot of throat-clearing when you bring up Heaven: `What’s it like?’ “Well, um, it’s very nice. It’s comfortable. Think Hooters, but the waitresses are fully clothed. Eat all you want, solid gold bar & pearl urinals, um, lions laying down with lamb, probably all the ice cream you can eat ... “ etc. etc.
But bring up hell and you get specific details, a comprehensive, descriptive & hair-raising tour of all seven levels with the gnashing of teeth, wailing, 3rd degree burns, hopping devils forking souls into the lake of fire, and on-and-on.
I think it was Tertullian who first described one of the comforts of Heaven as constant relish in the torture of others.
Well anyway, merry Christmas.
Liberals are hatetheists—they not only don't believe but want to exterminate the public expressions of those who do.
Pascal's Wager. Of course, if the Muslims are right then Christians are toast. If the Vikings were right you better die with a sword in your hand, otherwise you won't go to Valhalla.
‘This is He,’ I will say, ‘the son of the carpenter and the harlot, the sabbath-breaker, the Samaritan who had a devil. This is He whom you purchased from Judas, this is He who was struck with reed and fist, defiled with spittle, given gall and vinegar to drink. This is He whom the disciples secretly stole away to spread the story of His resurrection, or whom the gardener removed lest his lettuces be trampled by the throng of curious idlers.’
I’m with you. As an atheist who enjoys Christmas, I want everyone to have a good time, regardless of religious persuasion.
An “Athiest Christmas” is an oxymoron, or more like just “moronic”.
Hm...I don't recall any mention of urinals in Dante's Divine Comedy. Interestingly, your description of heaven is somewhat closer to that of Robert Heinlein's book, "Job: A Comedy of Justice"
Highly recommended, but I'll say that about almost anything by Heinlein.
These people are totally obsessed with Christianity.
Atheist conservatives should just gather ‘round a statue of Ayn Rand, wooden of course, and listen to a recording of her infamous chapter-long soliloquy. Just take your pick, any one of them will do. For all the high school righteous indignation she musters, nobody can top the sheer cartoonery of her superhero protagonists prattling on for days, on this or that soapbox. Oh, flip a coin, heads it’s architecture, tails it’s trains. That should put all five of them to sleep.
Atheist progressives should take the opportunity to realize just how large their carbon footprint is, and eliminate it. Completely.
no you're not...no one has enough faith in anything to look at the night sky, look at a baby, look at a bug, look at a leaf' and say oh well, it just happened.....yesterday there was nothing, and now, wow, look at all the stuff, and somehow it just came to be.....I have a lot of faith, but not that much!!!!
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