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Religious Instruction 101: In which we introduce the invisible superhero who controls everything

We are Atheists. My entire family is Atheist (as far as I know) and I was never raised to go to church, or pray or anything like that. Mou’s Dad is a non-practicing Catholic (whatever that means), and his mum was a follower of Sant Mat. And our daughter goes …


Mormons Gonna Morm

Utah is utterly dominated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons).  Here, you’re either Mormon, ex-Mormon, or a missionary opportunity. What? You don’t want to be a missionary opportunity? Yeah, good luck with that. Technically I’m still a Mormon–until I officially resign or get kicked out …

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Hanukkah is Not Your Christmas Side Dish!

I have a question for all of you folks who celebrate Christmas, in part, by celebrating the holidays and traditions of others. Are you still interested in Judaism or anything remotely related to Jewish culture once Christmas is over? Does your cultural curiosity extend beyond Judaism? Do you know anything …

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Hi, My Name is Anne, and I’m a Chanu-crite

As everyone seems to think Chanukah is Jewish Christmas, I figured I’d contribute to the confusion by writing about Chanukah a month late. I also thought it would be really nice of me to provide “but you’re such a hypocrite” fodder for those of you reading who will want to …


What is Sacred?

It’s Christmas time! You all know what that means? Yup! It’s the “War on Christmas”! You know, “Put the Christ back in Christmas”, and all that jazz. There has been a great hullabaloo all over the news (well on Faux News) and the interwebs about this so-called war. It seems …

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Keeping Christ in Christmas. . . no, really

Today I received a Facebook share instructing me to “Keep the CHRIST in Christmas.”  I instinctively deleted it, as I do all slacktivist share requests (keep your recipes on Pinterest people, your political slogans on bumper stickers, and for god’s sake, keep your religious rhetoric on your own damn wall).   …