Tag Archives: holidays

Celebrating Christmas as a Non-Believer

As a former Christian who now identifies as non-religious, I’ve heard wisecracks from my Christian friends as my family and I gear up for the holidays. The cracks are all in good fun: decorating the Darwin tree, singing science carols, Sagan Claus, etc. While these are just friendly jabs between friends, they say a lot about society’s attitudes […]

Thanksgiving, American Mythology And The Suppressed Speech Of Wamsutta Frank James

America is short on memory. However, for its relatively young age, it has an abundance of mythology. Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Pecos Bill — these all reside in a place somewhere between myth and reality for many Americans. George Washington chopping down the apple tree, Ben Franklin and the kite, Paul Revere ‘ringing those bells and […]