Congressman wants Christmas "Protected"

By Vic Tanner

On 08 December 2009, Representative Henry Brown (R-SC) introduced H Rev. 951, a resolution to protect the "symbols and traditions of Christmas". The text of the resolution is as follows:

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas. 

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Local Atheist Plans for the Rapture

By James Zimmerman

Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, USA is the country’s first post-Rapture pet rescue internet business. Launched in July 2009 by Brad from Minnesota, and Bart Centre of  New Hampshire, the business offers Christian believers in the Rapture a guarantee that if the Rapture occurs and they are called to Jesus, their pets will be rescued and adopted by pet-loving atheists.

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The November MNA Meeting

David Niose, the recently elected president of the American Humanist Association, gave the feature presentation of the November 15 meeting at the Ridgedale Library. Niose argued that John Dewey’s writings in the early twentieth Century were an important advance for American humanism, and are largely overlooked today. The lively discussion that followed showed that many in the audience were already familiar with Dewey’s writings. Niose’s appearance drew a large turnout from members of the Humanists of Minnesota.
 

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