ANTI-THEISM: “Mr. Deity and the Book, Part Trois” / Mr. Deity ☮

Lucy confronts Mr. Deity about his promise to replace and repeal his original book.

THE GREAT AGNOSTIC: “What I want for Christmas” / Freedom From Religion Foundation / Robert Green Ingersoll ☮

Robert Green IngersollWHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
By Robert Green Ingersoll
The Arena, Boston, December 1897

If I had the power to produce exactly what I want for next Christmas, I would have all the kings and emperors resign and allow the people to govern themselves.

I would have all the nobility crop their titles and give their lands back to the people. I would have the Pope throw away his tiara, take off his sacred vestments, and admit that he is not acting for God — is not infallible — but is just an ordinary Italian. I would have all the cardinals, archbishops, bishops, priests and clergymen admit that they know nothing about theology, nothing about hell or heaven, nothing about the destiny of the human race, nothing about devils or ghosts, gods or angels. I would have them tell all their “flocks” to think for themselves, to be manly men and womanly women, and to do all in their power to increase the sum of human happiness.

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ATHEISM: “Obama Signs Law Giving Protection to Atheists” Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

For the first time, atheists and other nonreligious persons are explicitly named as a class protected by the law.

President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. The new law protects atheists, humanists, and other freethinkers around the world from religious persecution.