For the second year in a row, atheists in Wisconsin have set up their own version of the traditional Christian creche in the Capitol Rotunda.continue at raw story
Like typical depictions of the Christian Nativity scene, the “natural nativity scene” displays a small child in a manger surrounded by wisemen. However, this display proclaims “the reason for the season” is the Winter Solstice and the wisemen are not strictly men — Emma Goldman, the goddess Venus and the Statue of Liberty stand beside Charlies Darwin, Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson. The baby Jesus has been replaced with a baby girl.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation set up the atheist creche last year after the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action placed a Nativity scene in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda for the first time.
“We nonbelievers don’t mind sharing the season with Christians, but we think there should be some acknowledgment that the Christians really ‘stole’ the trimmings of Christmas, and the sun-god myths, from pagans,” FFRF co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor said in a statement.
In a certain sense, the Church did "steal" the idea from the pagans, as Christians have "baptized" many pagan practices to assist people in believing in Truth. Christ was not born on December 25, but that doesn't mean He is not the Light of the World. My question is that if atheism is so great, why can't they come up with their own holidays? This tiny little word has no palette or paint. They do not "pro-create." Like Melkor in the Simarillion, they want the world to themselves, but wouldn't know what to do with it if they had it.