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Who doesn't enjoy celebrating Solstice, or Yule, which happened to originate long before the christians renamed it?
 
 
Share how you love to celebrate at this time of year - Recipes, favorite traditions, holiday humor, decorations, crafts, ideas for gifts, winter tales, can be found here.
 

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~how and why you do, (or do not) celebrate xmas season
 
~sharing info on the REAL history of the season's festivities,
 
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~throwing Solstice party ideas,
~ways to donate to atheist or secular charities,
 
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What does the holiday mean to you? How do YOU celebrate ?

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This holiday,whatever we call it, or whatever we celebrate,is cultural thing now, celebrated all over, even by nonchristian countries and families.It's just fun.It often represents a time to focus on bonds we have, family, friends, love, sharing,…Continue

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No Christmas in White House Holiday Card

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A very atheist Christmas

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You lovers of Christmas-y stuff will love this article! Very well written, and it's in the Washington Post, very mainstream paper. Yay for atheists getting more exposure!  As for me, i will be making latkes tonight :-)A very atheist ChristmasBy…Continue

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Comment was by Chris on December 26, 2017 at 11:43am

Ayn Rand Christmas Cards.

I wonder what Jeffery Dahmer, or Paul Ryan christmas cards look like.

Comment was by Chris on December 26, 2017 at 11:40am
Comment was by Mrs.B on December 21, 2017 at 8:55pm

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on December 21, 2017 at 8:46pm

Comment was by Mrs.B on December 21, 2017 at 7:42pm

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 10, 2016 at 5:35pm

The executive director said they faced opposition from neighbours Getty

The executive director said they faced opposition from neighbours Getty

Christian homeless shelter forced to move after Christians from nearby church complain

The Merced County Rescue Mission had to look for a new home after providing three meals a day since 1998

A Christian homeless shelter in California was forced to relocate after Christian neighbours across the street made complaints.

The Merced County Rescue Mission stopped serving meals for more than a week this month, leaving hundreds of homeless people to look elsewhere. 

Executive director Bruce Metcalf said the temporary closure was an attempt to be a "good neighbour" after receiving complaints from members of the Central Presbyterian Church, which is opposite the shelter.

"I don’t think complaints are different than they’ve ever been," he told The Independent. "I think people simply got tired to having it close by them and were anxious for us to find a new location."

"It’s true that anywhere, in any city, people aren’t interested in having homeless services next to them."

For 10 days, hundreds of homeless people were left to look elsewhere for a meal. The service had provided meals three times a day since 1998. 

The original Canal Street location continued to provide shelter, showers and treatment programs as usual, although the meal service had stopped.

The new service will start Monday evening at Calvary Temple in Merced.

"The location where we’re going to serve is much better as we have twice the space so we can serve more people easily," he said.

"It’s good news and we’re just very grateful."

Mr Metcalf said he is also searching for a larger building for the long term which can home all of the their services, seven days a week and 24 hours per day.

The mission also provides over 26,000 nights of safe shelter, according to its website

read:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/christian-homeless...

Comment was by Doone on December 29, 2015 at 7:47pm

Yes, it would = can you start one?

Comment was by Chris on December 29, 2015 at 7:45pm

That's a great article by the Washington Post Stephen.

Origins of religions and myths would be a good new group.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on December 26, 2015 at 8:50am

Why is Christmas on Dec. 25? A brief history lesson that may surprise you.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/12/25/why-...

Comment was by Mrs.B on December 19, 2015 at 4:17pm

A Lovely Solstice to Everyone, & All the Best in the New Year!

Mrs.B, my husband, & my cats.

 

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