Cover art: Tom Sullivan summarizes the history of Christmas, from ancient solar festivals (“The Sun is the Reason for the Season”) to the modern commercial convulsion that is so upsetting to Christians -- who fancy they hold an exclusive ptent on midwinter festivals.
Millennial Feast of The
Frank R. Zindler
Blasphemy Laws and the
Fruits They Bear:
The Case of Germany
Mark R. Hatlie
A proposed blasphemy law in New
York prompts our correspondent in
Germany to examine that country’s
curbs on free expression.
Keeping Evolution Alive
Victoria D. McCoy
An interview with Eugenie Scott,
director of the National Center for
Remnants of Christmas Past
The evolution of Christmas
observances in America.
Conrad F. Goeringer
Richard Ganulin of Cincinnati seeks
to disestablish Christmas as a
No, Virginia, there is no logic in Mr.
Church’s reply to your question.
A Dial-an-Atheist® Classic
A Nativity Potpourri
Frank R. Zindler
There is much to inspire laughter in
the conflicting Christmas stories of
Living in the Light:
Dancing Daze -
Anne R. Stone
The author of a new AAP book on
rearing Atheist children shows how
to compete with religious holidays.
Sociobiology: The Biological
Basis Of Religion
Huáscar Terra do Valle
A Brazilian correspondent argues
that “God” is in our genes -- or is
From Darkness Into Light
Our Indian correspondent reacts
to the visit of the pope and reminds us
of the terrors of the Indian
A New Argument
Against the Existence of God
“God” would be more credible if
s/h/it helped us with our physics
Madalyn Murray O’Hair
A “Roots of Atheism” contribution
by the founder of American
In Memoriam: Merrill Holste
A New Look At An Old Myth
An American Atheists pioneer
derives the virgin birth of you-
know-who from that of an Egyptian
A Nativity Potpourri and Atheism are offsite at the main American Atheist website.