Lend A Helping Secular Hand During The Holidays

Even if you’re not religious, many secular people still see the holidays as a special time with friends and family. Because of this, many people can be extra sad this time of year if they don’t have friends or family to spend time with. With your parents or guardians, brainstorm some ways that you can include or support and uplift people feeling down this holiday season!

Well, he did and he didn’t … sort of …

Think about this meme:

Most Christians think Jesus died to erase our sin debt. But, if Jesus dying really had an effect on our reality, what does it matter whether we believe in Jesus or not. Still, these people say you must believe, or Jesus’ sacrifice makes no difference on whether you get to heaven. Confused?

Can You Guess What They Are Praying For?

In an election tonight, Democrat Senator Warnock beat challenger Republican Walker for the Georgia senate seat. Midway through the evening, it was really close, so the Walker rally held a prayer circle:

All the ballots were already cast, so try to guess what they were praying for …

Bored God

God’s a turnaround specialist. He can turn your:

-mess into a message

-test into a testimony

-victimhood into victory

He’d get it right the first time around, but is bored and likes the drama

You’d be bored too if you’d done everything, seen everything, and been everything a zillion times.

How To Tell Your Family You Are An Atheist

New article from TIME:

  • Studies from the Pew Research Center have highlighted a “rapidly growing” group dubbed the “nones,” because they don’t identify with a religion. Largely made up of young people who were raised in a faith but later left it, the “nones” are changing how religion is seen in the U.S. And while not every single “none” is an atheist, it’s clear that the younger generations are disregarding religion at rates never seen before, and that more Americans than ever are going to have to inform their families that they don’t share their faith. With a stigma against atheists that often paints us as Satan worshipers or even worse, that task can be daunting for some non-believers.

See full article here: https://time.com/6128721/tell-your-family-you-are-an-atheist/

Diwali will be a public school holiday in New York City starting in 2023

  • The time has come to recognize over 200,000 New Yorkers of the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain faiths who celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights,” Rajkumar, who introduced legislation to recognize Diwali, said in the press conference. She called Anniversary Day “an obscure and antiquated day,” as compared to Diwali, which is celebrated by a “growing number of New Yorkers.”

See: https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/20/us/diwali-nyc-public-school-holiday-trnd-reaj

QUESTION: As children become more and more acquainted with the diversity of RELIGIOUS points of view on life, will the understanding grow that a particular religion is just one voice among many?