For the New Year I thought I would start from the beginning and share all of the Music Mondays for the year. I hope you enjoy. As always feel free to enjoy the official Music Monday Grooveshark playlist.
Student and community groups in our movement have made doing good a priority, and never has that been more apparent than this last year. Secular and skeptical groups are getting involved in making their communities a better place to live, no matter what your beliefs, and I have never been more proud to be a part of the movement than I am now.
Most of the religious holidays for the season are over, and now the internet and the rest of the world can go back to business-as-usual without having to hear about "The War on Christmas" and such. There were plenty of stories about conflicts over religious displays on government land, most of which I thought were reasonable requests for inclusion, but one of them is still sticking with me as we pass Decemeber 25th.
It’s winter break and you know what that means – there’s finally time for a Freethought Library update! 2011 has been a fantastic year for ISSA (a review of that year to come) but the library is perhaps our most tangible accomplishment.
I have been a longtime fan of Robert G. Ingersoll. So, a few weeks a ago I decided to see if he had anything interesting to say about Christmas. Christmas has always been an interesting time of year for me. For one, I love being around friends and family. However, there always seems to be a relative religious zeal surrounding Christmas, for obvious reasons, that always pokes its head up in the form of awkward proselytizing and false reverence.