Show 406: Humanist for the Holidays

Humanist for the Holidays – Call-In Special!

With the holiday season comes a lot of cognitive (and emotional) dissonance for politically conscious humanists. If you were raised with religion, you might have fond memories called up by holiday decorations that clash with your current understanding of exploitation and consumerism. Meanwhile, you’re visiting family and friends who may not be aware of your “un-believer” status.

So how do humanists maintain integrity during the holidays while still having fun? Call in with your stories, advice, and questions and we’ll sort it all out on Equal Time For Freethought!

We will speak with Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, about humanist celebrations and how humanists and atheists can live full, moral lives without religion, and with Patrick Colucci, Vice Chairman of the HumanLight committee, who will discuss the first ever international humanist winter holiday, now celebrating its 10th year!

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One Response to Show 406: Humanist for the Holidays

  1. Alice says:

    This was my first time listening to the show. A friend on facebook recommended it. I have no difficulty celebrating the holidays alongside my Christian relatives. Of course, I do not attend service and I do not share in prayer, but I enjoy spending time with my family. I’ve always thought of the holidays as a time of good will and charity independent of religion, though many religions share the same idea. If anything, it provides a common ground, which is in-line with my humanistic outlook.

    Alice
    Southeastern, United States

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