The Godless Unholiday Tree

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  1. lol as if anyone really will give a shit its quite pathetic actually, Merry Christmas everyone

  2. "who give the friendly atheist next door a bad name—sorry."

    Well OK, but why are you highlighting this atheist's work instead of that of the friendly majority? Is it so that you can express the atheophobia (fear/hatred of athiests) that you feel after having read about the bizarre tree, or do you actually have a reason to stir things up?

    Merry Christmas, btw.

  3. You frequently make the statement that some atheist or atheist group is expressing prejudice but, frankly, I have not seen any prejudice expressed at all. Now to be honest, I've watched only the first half of the video because I'm heading off to a Christmas party. But from what I've seen all that Downey has been expressing are reasonable and thoughtful ideas.

  4. Margaret Downey has spoken at various CFI events I've attended. Great lady. You might want to also check out Juliia Sweeney's one-woman show, "Letting Go of God".

    Charting your own course without resorting to supposed "revealed knowledge" from the "sacred" texts isn't that scary.

    From: "Life of Brian"

    Brian: Look, you've got it all wrong. You don't need to follow me. You don't need to follow anybody! You've got to think for yourselves! You're all individuals!...You've all got to work it out for yourselves.
    The Crowd: Yes! We've got to work it out for ourselves!
    Brian: Exactly!