Even though America is looking forward to the all-new, all-different, all-inclusive Obama administration, the culture wars continue to drag on, particularly around the rhetorical minefield that is the Holiday Season. And for those of you scoring at home, I didn't say 'Holiday Season' when I meant 'Xmas' in some attempt to be politically correct. For this page, the season starts at Thanksgiving (the original one still practised in the U.S., not the one the Canadian government moved to October in the 50's) and ends at New Year's Day. Everything in between: Hanukkah, Xmas, Kwanzaa, Ramadan (in years when it's December), is part of that season. This page welcomes all faiths and traditions.
Including the growing tradition of faithlessness. The Freedom from Religion Foundation erected a billboard near Washington's state capitol in Olympia yesterday as a response to seasonal decorations on the legislature grounds, and to remind people that "Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."
"Reason's Greetings," indeed.