Boy, you’d have to dig deep to find a stranger holiday story than this one.
Month – December 2010
Christmas stories can be moth-eaten, cliche-ridden monstrosities. But every once in awhile, a good writer finds a way to make their Christmas story shine. Such is the case with my old colleague Heather Hahn, who has written a fantastic Advent article about a modern-day Lone Star state shepherd. You can read it here.
A new poll by Lifeway Research finds that 55 percent of atheists celebrate Christmas. Eighty-nine percent of agnostics and those with no religious preference celebrate the holiday. Among Christians, 97 percent celebrate Dec. 25. I’m not too terribly surprised by these numbers. Christmas is a smorgasbord — a mix of Christianity, paganism and super-sized consumerism. […]
When the Christian Right is criticizing Barack Obama, I don’t ask myself whether Obama is behaving like Jesus. Why not? Because Jesus was never President of the United States, never ran a modern-day democracy with the world’s most powerful military, never used a Teleprompter, never had to deal with Helen Thomas, etc. Comparing Jesus and […]
A new study shows that Americans aren’t being 100 percent truthful when it comes to answering questions about their weekly church attendance. (More details here.) Fewer than one in four Americans actually attend church regularly, but 35-45 percent of the population claims to attend church regularly. I have long suspected that weekly attendance is greatly […]
With the help of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, creationists will be building a replica of Noah’s Ark – a boat big enough to hold people, animals and (believe it or not) dinosaurs. Tax breaks will enable anti-evolutionists to create a “Earth is only 6,000 years old” theme park. More details here. h/t: Caleb Powers