I just heard about this book today, and it sounds fantastic!
Ariane Sherine, the brains behind the atheist bus ads, has compiled a collection of musings on Christmas from 42 atheists. I think that the holiday season is somewhat of an awkward time of year for atheists because there’s so much religion involved.
I’ve always loved Christmas, and even when I was a Christian I found that it was more about spending time with family and decorating the house than that pesky midnight mass. Now that I no longer have any reason or desire to celebrate Jesus’s birthday, I just want to enjoy the season for what it is: excess, family time, and an excuse to party! Tom Flynn has been making me feel guilty about enjoying this holiday, so I’m looking forward to hearing thoughts from other atheists on what Christmas means to them.
This Christmas will be an especially difficult time for me as my parents announced very recently that they are splitting up. So this book is coming at the right time, and it provide a welcome distraction.
“Given some of the comments the Pope made earlier this year about condoms and Aids, we thought it was appropriate,”