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pagan origins of christmas

The Pagan Origins of Christmas

Break out the lights and the mistletoe – it’s the Christmas season once more! As in years passed, families are decorating trees and preparing for the holiday, retail stores are stocking the shelves with festive goods, and churches throughout the world are planning their Christmas services. Though easily forgotten amidst all the Santas, trees, and candy canes, there is a religious component to the celebration...

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What’s So Great About Christianity

When it comes to our cherished beliefs and opinions, we all love to toot our own horns. Some of us could go on for days (or for a whole 304 pages) about the benefits we see in a particular viewpoint or position. In fact, this is basically what I do through this website: I present the arguments for atheism and I critique those against it. What’s So Great About Christianity is intended to be a reply to people like me, taking up the banner of the Christian religion and defending it against critics...
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Is America a Christian Nation?

Religious conservatives in America often proudly proclaim that this country is a Christian nation, and some even go so far as to declare the separation of church and state to be a myth. Not only are these grossly incorrect assertions, but they are very dangerous postulations as well, especially with the Christian Right unapologetically attempting to dictate policy from an almost exclusively religious basis in the modern era. One need not do that much research to realize that the Puritan ancestors of our founding fathers came to America to avoid religious persecution...
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