The most wonderful time of the year!

You can’t get very far into December without hearing it.  No, I’m not talking about Mannheim Steamroller.  I’m talking about the opening shots of the WAR ON CHRISTMAS!

Alongside a Nativity scene at the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington, a sign put up by an atheist organization celebrates the winter solstice. But it’s the rest of the sign that has some residents and Christian organizations calling atheists Scrooges for attacking the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth.

The sign says:

“At this season of the Winter Solstice, may reason prevail.”
“There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.”
“There is only our natural world.”
“Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

Maybe I’m just showing my age here, but I think that sign would be much cooler if it quoted some XTC lyrics.  It’s pretty close to them already.

Edited to add:

I remember reading a book.  In that book there was a rather strongly-worded phrase: “Thou shalt not steal”. I can’t recall the name of the book right now, but whatever it’s name – someone should really get these folks a copy and tell them to read it.

An atheist sign criticizing Christianity that was erected alongside a Nativity scene was taken from the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington, on Friday and later found in a ditch.

I’m reasonably sure that book doesn’t condone theft.

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