|From CNN's laziest reporting, iReport|
Like a lazy, hack Joss Whedon screenplay, this one is purely a shout-out to the fans. A prospective nativity groupie isn't likely to be persuaded from their comfortable manger-o-bullshit by this particular anti-holiday message. The secularist community is sharply divided over how Christmas should be dealt with. Rebecca Watson recently defended what I will call the "steal it" view at Skepticon 3 which suggests atheists should take Christmas by "loving it more". Tom Flynn argued for the contrary quite effectively just weeks ago right here at UI, that Christmas is built on lies, does psychological harm, and is generally racist and classist. AA seems to now favor this view. Bill O'Reilly is going to have a field day with this one.