CRITICAL THINKING: “Sarah Levin: Christian Privilege in America” / The Thinking Atheist ☮

What happens when one religion claims ownership of a nation? Sarah Levin, Director of Governmental Affairs for http://www.secular.org, talks about unconstitutional Christian privilege in the United States.

ATHEISM: “The Utility of Religion” / Atheist Experience / Tracie Harris and Clare Wuellner ☮

Tracie Harris & Clare Wuellner

HAPPY HITCH DAY! “The Hitch” / Documentary / Christopher Hitchens ☮

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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PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Trump is a Symptom of a Larger Problem” / The Jimmy Dore Show / MUST WATCH! ☮

Things were already horrible and most Americans were already treading water before Trump was elected. Trump is a Symptom of 40 years of NeoLiberalism and the Corporate Capture of of the U.S. government.