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New Holiday Ad Tells You to Be Good, but Not For God's Sake

New Holiday Ad Tells You to Be Good, but Not For God's Sake

"Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness's sake." That's the message about to be proclaimed on the side of Washington, DC buses this holiday season. Firing the first shot in what could shape up to be a hard-fought War on Christmas, the American Humanists Association is ready to claim a little holiday turf from traditional religions.


Following in the footsteps of its British counterparts who put atheist ads on London buses, the humanist group hopes the American version will bring some holiday cheer to atheists and agnostics feeling left out during the holiday season. The American Family Association, which wants to keep Christ in Christmas, thinks it's a "stupid ad." To find out what the group had to say the merit of the ad's message,

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The president of the American Family Association said: "How do we define 'good' if we don't believe in God? God in his word, the Bible, tells us what's good and bad and right and wrong. If we are each defining what's good, it's going to be a crazy world."

If celebrations like Hanukkah and Christmas are rooted in religious beliefs, should atheists just expect to feel a little lonely during the holidays, or are the holidays for the religious and nonreligious alike?

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Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 7 years
CG, I also can't stand that 'Grandma got run over by a reindeer' song as well as 'Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas' ugh!!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Gah! Case in point. I just walked back to the lab...and all down the hallway I was humming "Jingle Bell Rock" CG...that would drive me insane!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Blues, I had to make the office parties christmas music playlist last year? I still have "grandma got run over by a reindeer" in my head.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Yeah, I'm like that too, blue.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
The worst part about this conversation is that every song mentioned...instantly gets played in my brain.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
I can't even listen to Jingle Bell Rock anymore, and that's a classic.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Another song that grates my nerves (and pains my heart at the same time) is the Peanuts Christmas song "Christmas time is here". Ugh. It pains my heart because Charles Schulz lived in the same city I live in and his Peanuts presence is all around town. Our little airport is even named after him.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Christmas is all around us, cmon and let it snoooooow
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Thanks lil! I worked a retail wine shop during Christmas in college and thought I had heard them all.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
"what Christmas song is "snow"? I can't think of that one. " GS be thankful that you've never heard it. If I can find it anywhere I'll link you to it.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
That's the way I look at it too. Saying "Happy Holidays" lumps any holiday during the "Holiday Season" into one phrase.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
Right. When we say "the holidays," don't we normally mean Thanksgiving, New Years, and Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/whatever your December holiday is?
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
"Also, for the longest time I didn't realize "Holidays" was some kind of pc panacea term for Winter religious celebrations. I thought it just meant Christmas and New Year's, so saying Happy Holidays, I thought, was a way of saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all at once." Yeah, me too. Even now that I'm aware of it, I still use it the way you described. I just don't give it much thought.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
Uh oh. I think this is the kind of off topic thing Team wants us to report! (I'm joking. Well, they really do want this stuff reported. I just don't agree with the policy.) Did anyone notice the launch of HolidaySugar? Not ChristmasSugar. Hmmmm.... Also, for the longest time I didn't realize "Holidays" was some kind of pc panacea term for Winter religious celebrations. I thought it just meant Christmas and New Year's, so saying Happy Holidays, I thought, was a way of saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all at once.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 7 years
:rotfl:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
:rotfl:
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Ouch, CG! Eternal Flame = the best slow dance/couple skate song ever!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
i never did couple skate cause i fell once while skating backwords holding onto kevin ashleys hands and my feet went over my head and my skates hit me in the face and i got a bloody nose......
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
:rotfl:
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I had a great bed dance routine to "Dancin in the sheets", but I needed a partner...
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
And now it's time for couples skate only...your tunes....Eternal Flame. Close your eyes, give me your hand. Do you feel my heart beating, do you understand?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
i had a trampoline routine set to "dancin in the sheets" from footloose. my fav song to rollerskate too? you dropped the bomb on me by the Gap Band
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
My favorite thing was ice skating to Motown Philly.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
And by mean I mean ridiculously awesome. :rock:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
My sisters and I did mean Bangles and Paula Abdul routines on the trampoline.
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