Disputing the Pagan Roots of Christmas

If Jesus had never been born, to borrow a phrase from C. S. Lewis, it would be “always winter, but never Christmas.” But some Christians, even today, think of the celebration of Christmas as a pagan holiday. When the Pilgrims and the Puritans had the opportunity to assert their influence, they did not celebrate Christmas. […]

Christmas Bashing, American Atheists, and the Fairy Tale of Evolution

American Atheists, who represent the religion of the New Atheist movement in the United States, have “launched a billboard campaign in several Bible Belt states urging people to skip church this Christmas and stop listening to ‘fairy tales.’” The billboards contain this message showing a child writing a letter to Santa Claus: “Dear Santa, all […]