CHRISTIANITY: “The Reason for the Season” ☮

Dec[ember] 25 is not [Jesus’ — or Joshua’s for those people who like to be historically correct] birthday. Biblical scholars have debunked the blind belief that Jesus was born on Dec. 25 time and time again. Instead, through scientific, historical and astrological calculations, they’ve pinpointed September of the year 3 B.C. as a more accurate date. . .

Many people are familiar with the Winter Solstice, and for those who are not, it’s when the sun reaches its lowest point in the sky on Dec. 21, actually appearing to stop moving for three days, then rising again on Dec. 25. With just a cursory examination, one can understand that the “Birth of the Son” is actually the “Return of the Sun.”

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NEOLIBERALISM: “The Biggest Myths of John McCain with Matt Taibbi” / Watching the Hawks RT / Tyrel Ventura, and Tabetha Wallace ☮

John McCain’s latest HBO documentary tells the story of a different McCain… seems to conveniently leave out his war-hawkish history. Author and journalist Matt Taibbi joins the show to discuss

ZOMBIE JEBUS DAY: “About That So-Called ‘Sacrifice'” ☮

 If I donated a kidney, but got it back three days later, that wouldn’t be a sacrifice either, would it?

h/t: Friendly Atheist