So long as theists insist on claiming there are gods we should believe in, atheists will need the tools to evaluate these claims.
Was the 1950s addition of "under God" unconstitutional? Not only that, it's fundamentally immoral because it tells people that there is an inherent, officially supported connection between American patriotism and belief in a particular sort of god.
Christmas in contemporary America is a juggernaut: people willingly throw themselves under its wheels and it crushes everything it comes into contact with. You can't escape Christmas and it dominates everything in culture, politics, and media for upwards of two months. What's an irreligious atheist to do?
In Oklahoma, a group called The Satanic Temple wants to erect a public monument on Oklahoma City's capitol grounds. Legally the state government might be forced to accommodate them because in 2009 the legislature authorized the display of a privately donated Ten Commandments monument.
Christians will be outraged, I'm sure, and I expect that those who complain loudest will be those who most strongly support the presence of Ten Commandments monuments on public property. Such people seem not to have learned yet that the government isn't allowed to play favorites between religions: if one religious group is granted some benefit or privilege, the same opportunities must be open to all religious groups. Read More...
The biggest issue for Christian Nationalists today is surely the use of the generic greeting "Happy Holidays" instead of the Christmas-specific greeting "Merry Christmas." A few years ago noone was claiming that "Happy Holidays" is designed to undermine Christianity or even that it excluded Christmas and Christians. Today, however, people like apologists for Christian Nationalism complain that "Happy Holidays" is nothing more than a deliberate attempt to exclude Christians.