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FRONT PAGE  |  12/19/2014
TUESDAY, APR 29, 2008  |  10 comments
Atheists push own holidays
Now that Earth Day is over, let the planning begin for the summer solstice and World Humanist Day in June.

The Institute for Humanist Studies, an Albany, N.Y.-based nonprofit, is calling attention to its calendar of atheist holidays on its Web site. The group wants nonbelievers (or at least people who don't celebrate religious holidays) to have a handy reference guide of the calendar of holidays honoring free-thinkers, banned books and nature, among other themes.

Matt Cherry, executive director of the Institute for Humanist Studies, said his group is trying to expand options and alternatives for secular holidays. He said he hopes even people affiliated with a particular religion will consider the options. ...


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John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
DJC49 wrote:
The atheists adopting the Seinfeld holiday of "Festivus" (for the rest of us) is quite appropriate! The symbols and rituals associated with the holiday couldn't be more ... atheistic.
It centers around an undecorated, unadorned aluminum pole (instead of a tree); the celebrants each tell everyone else all the ways they have disappointed him or her over the past year ("Airing of Grievances"); and after the Festivus meal, the "Feats of Strength" are performed, involving wrestling the head of the household to the floor, the holiday only ending if the head of the household is actually pinned.
A wonderful holiday indeed.
I remember that Seinfeld Christmas episode where that made up holiday was mentioned. I have the complete Seinfeld series on DVD.
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News Item5/3/08 11:01 AM
Paul B. | ny  Find all comments by Paul B.
Welcome to chaos, to which the culture is descending. Get used to it, because it will be the environment in which we will be working for quite some time.
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News Item4/30/08 6:08 PM
DrBible | Arkansas  Contact via emailFind all comments by DrBible
Duh!
The atheists already have a holiday, April 1st.
Psalms 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."
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News Item4/30/08 11:04 AM
DJC49 | Florida  Contact via emailFind all comments by DJC49
The atheists adopting the Seinfeld holiday of "Festivus" (for the rest of us) is quite appropriate! The symbols and rituals associated with the holiday couldn't be more ... atheistic.

It centers around an undecorated, unadorned aluminum pole (instead of a tree); the celebrants each tell everyone else all the ways they have disappointed him or her over the past year ("Airing of Grievances"); and after the Festivus meal, the "Feats of Strength" are performed, involving wrestling the head of the household to the floor, the holiday only ending if the head of the household is actually pinned.

A wonderful holiday indeed.

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News Item4/30/08 8:40 AM
John Yurich | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich
Speaking of atheists. How many here believe that old lady O'Hair did not repent and embrace Christ as her Savior before she was murdered? Her son William J. Murray stated that there is a possibility that his mother repented and received Christ as her Savior before she was murdered. Nobody will know until we get to Heaven.
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News Item4/29/08 10:04 PM
Jhawk44  Find all comments by Jhawk44
fuzzy logic wrote:
All they need now is a mantle or shrine of some sort where these people gather or make pilgrimage to to validate and make public their beliefs.
Courtrooms.

fuzzy logic wrote:
* Hey, why don't atheists have a Darwin VICAR who heads the atheist church who is the only one chosen to interpret Darwin's discoveries and everyone else must submit.
"Scientist" elite.

fuzzy logic wrote:
* Hey, why don't they build a small room where underlings of this vicar can hear ex-creationists talk about their faults and this vicar-want-to-be can tell such how many times they should recite, "O earthly Darwin..." in order to be liberated.
Science class.

fuzzy logic wrote:
* Hey, why don't atheists demand wars through congress to get rid of ANYONE that opposes them but make sure Israel agrees.
It's called the "Department of Education"

fuzzy logic wrote:
Hey, all this sounds like something we already have. Same wine different wineskin.
Indeed.
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News Item4/29/08 6:06 PM
brother Michael  Find all comments by brother Michael
Neil wrote:
This'll go in my "round file," along with the pseudo-Christian Liturgical Year.
Amen Neil!
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News Item4/29/08 5:03 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
"Honoring the man who helped us understand science and humanity is a reason to celebrate, said Mr. Cherry. His recommendations: Throw caution to the wind and attend a biology lecture or even have folks bring fossils to a party."

They don't need to bring anything. Evolutionists are themselves the best example of fossils.

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News Item4/29/08 4:39 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
This'll go in my "round file," along with the pseudo-Christian Liturgical Year.
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News Item4/29/08 1:55 PM
fuzzy logic | lab  Find all comments by fuzzy logic
from article: "Mr. Cherry said Darwin Day (Feb. 12) is growing in popularity. Charles Darwin's 200th birthday is in February 2009, and next year also will be the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book "The Origin of Species."

Honoring the man who helped us understand science and humanity is a reason to celebrate, said Mr. Cherry. His recommendations: Throw caution to the wind and attend a biology lecture or even have folks bring fossils to a party."

All they need now is a mantle or shrine of some sort where these people gather or make pilgrimage to to validate and make public their beliefs.
* Hey, why don't atheists have a Darwin VICAR who heads the atheist church who is the only one chosen to interpret Darwin's discoveries and everyone else must submit.
* Hey, why don't they build a small room where underlings of this vicar can hear ex-creationists talk about their faults and this vicar-want-to-be can tell such how many times they should recite, "O earthly Darwin..." in order to be liberated.
* Hey, why don't atheists demand wars through congress to get rid of ANYONE that opposes them but make sure Israel agrees.

Hey, all this sounds like something we already have. Same wine different wineskin.

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