Beyond Belief Media declares war on Christmas
Last week Beyond Belief Media issued a press release declaring war on Christmas. Here are the first four paragraphs of this historic document:
Beyond Belief Media has formally declared war on Christmas, the December 25 holiday in which Christians celebrate the birth of the mythical figure Jesus Christ, the company announced today.
"Christian conservatives complain nonstop about the 'War on Christmas,' but there really isn't any such war," said Beyond Belief Media president Brian Flemming, a former fundamentalist Christian who is now an atheist activist. "So we have decided to wage one, to demonstrate what it would look like if Jesus' birthday were truly attacked."
As its opening salvo, Beyond Belief Media has purchased advertisements this week in the New York Times, USA Today and the New Yorker magazine. The company's 300-member volunteer "street team" is also descending on Christmas-themed public events with random "guerilla giveaways" of Beyond Belief's acclaimed DVD THE GOD WHO WASN'T THERE. See the trailer by clicking here.
"No Christmas pageant or Nativity display is safe from our troops," said Flemming. "Wherever the mythical figure Jesus is celebrated as if he were real, we will be there with an information barrage. We will undercut the idea that there is any point at all to celebrating the 'birth' of a character in a fairy tale."
The reaction? Christian conservatives immediately went nuts (we love it when they're predictable). And bloggers started buzzing. Here's a link to some of the blog entries:
Brian Flemming appeared on arch-conservative Jesse Lee Peterson's radio show to defend his war on Christmas. You can read Brian's comments and hear the show on Brian's weblog:
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GODLESS PEOPLE: We've got links
If you have seen "The God Who Wasn't There," chances are you found Richard Carrier, Sam Harris and Robert M. Price to be compelling speakers on the subject of religion. Well, they each have websites of their own, and here they are:
ROBERT M. PRICE
Plus: Robert M. Price fields your questions live every week on "The Bible Geek" radio show, hosted by The Infidel Guy: http://www.freethoughtmedia.com/bible_geek/
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Online Reading List
- An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish by Bertrand Russell (1943)
- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice by Mark Twain
- God is Imaginary
- Is there an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams (1998)
- Skeptics Annotated Bible
- The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1795)
- Which Way? by Robert Ingersoll (1884).
- Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)