All right, England, enough is enough. Every Christmas, those people over there get some fabulous secular midwinter celebration, and what do we godless Americans get? Another war on Christmas waged by an indignant Bill O’Reilly, and maybe some pathetic civic spectacle as some state capitol has various sects jostling for display space. Boring!
Now look at what you can see in London: Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, with Robin Ince, Richard Dawkins, Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden, Simon Singh, Richard Herring, Robyn Hitchcock, Ben Goldacre, Chris Addison, Brian Cox, Martin White’s Mystery Fax Machine Chamber Orchestra, the BHA Choir, and some mysterious Very Special Guests. And it’s popular! It’s already sold out, so they had to open an extra show! You better snatch up tickets soon.
We should have a similar godless Christmas celebration here in Morris, Minnesota, except that the local talent pool is a little thin. I think it would just be the local village atheist, PZ Myers, slumped in a chair, blogging. Maybe if I put on a pointy party hat and were draped with tinsel, it would be bit more festive?