Let’s Have a Fun Talk about an Atheistic Christmas

Videos of Penn Jillette, Catholic evangelist Glen Scrivener, and atheist musician TyLean Polley

11 a.m., December 18, 2022

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This week we will discuss how atheists celebrate the Christmas season. We will show two short videos to introduce the subject of Atheists and Christmas and other year-end holidays, where they came from, and the pros and cons of celebrating the holiday season without the serious religious aspects of this day.

Can we say Merry Christmas and still be an atheist? Is saying Happy Holidays the only thing to say? Do you celebrate Saturnalia, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah, or whatever religious holiday we can think of around or on 25 December? Some rotate through them all, others just ignore them.

The two short videos we will discuss are:
Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller Fame): “Don’t Leave Atheists Out on Christmas”
“Don’t Leave Atheists Out on Christmas”
“Debating an Atheist who took Christ out of Christmas Carols” There is more to this than the title suggests.
“Debating an Atheist who took Christ out of Christmas Carols”

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