Perhaps the moral to this story is, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”
After years of waging the so-called “Christmas wars” — on the side opposing religious displays in public spaces — it seems non-believers are getting into the spirit of the season.
The American Humanist Association unveiled its holiday ads on Monday, and they feature a bunch of smiling revelers wearing Santa caps in a pitch that looks like just about every other holiday come-on, complete with red-and-green color scheme. But the giveaway is the jolly message broadcast in capital letters:
“NO GOD?. . . NO PROBLEM!“
The slogan is followed by a more traditional Christmas sentiment, “Be good for goodness’ sake,” but with this kicker: “Humanism is the idea that you can be good without a belief in God.”
That statement seems true enough, though there is certainly no end to the argument between believers and non-believers as to whether you can be good without God, or whether God is in fact the reason for everything that is bad or good.