Angry family members at a Christmas gathering
November 13th, 2019

A recent study found that nearly half of Americans admitted to skipping out on a family gathering because the atmosphere is too toxic and divisive – often due to disagreements over politics or other heated topics between family members. Continue reading

A Halloween store selling decorations and costumes
October 17th, 2019

A Texas pastor found himself in hot water after publicly urging his followers to ensure Halloween gets a surprising Christian twist this year. Pastor David Grisham Jr. used his Facebook page to spread the word about a fantastic plan he’d crafted to help convert nonbelievers and “lukewarm Christians” who participate in “pagan celebrations like Halloween.” Continue reading

Christmas Dragons
December 21st, 2018

A Louisiana woman has been putting up dragons around Christmas time for years now, but one Christian neighbor decided enough was enough – leaving an angry letter on her doorstep demanding the dragons be taken down. Continue reading

Satanic Temple monument in Illinois
December 13th, 2018

Move over, Christmas tree and Menorah. It’s time to make room for Satan. The Satanic Temple has earned a spot in the Illinois Capitol rotunda holiday display, where it has erected a 4 1/2-foot-tall sculpture depicting its own religious message. Continue reading

Giving to charity
December 12th, 2017

Giving money to charitable organizations makes us feel good about ourselves, but is it always a good thing to donate? Can giving to charity actually be a waste? Continue reading

Money in a manger in place of Jesus Christ
December 30th, 2016

“Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can’t help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the … Continue reading

A drunk driver behind the wheel.
December 21st, 2016

Everyone looks forward to the holiday season. It’s a time filled with good cheer, family gatherings, and general merriment. However, all this joy can easily turn to tragedy if drivers are not careful. Studies show that traffic deaths spike every … Continue reading

Two Christmas candles
December 12th, 2016

When I was in my early twenties, I became fed up with the blatant materialistic culture of the United States. With a close friend at my side, I left on a journey in search of truth. My operating rule was that if it didn’t fit in my backpack, I didn’t need it. Continue reading

A baby upset with our culture of materialism
December 5th, 2016

Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Winter Solstice, Yule, Pancha Ganapti, etc etc. December brings with it a host of traditional holidays across the religious spectrum. Winter, for much of recorded human history, was a time for families to come together … Continue reading

merry christmas
January 4th, 2016

The winter holidays may largely be over, but we’re still seeing a lot of questions about proper holiday etiquette. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. At least, that’s what most of the holiday songs on the radio like … Continue reading