At a make your own ornament xmas party.
At a make your own ornament xmas party.
I am getting behind with the Holiday photos so I thought I would post several submissions here in one post. Behold:
I think I sent you a photo of my FSM tree-topper when I first made it a couple of years ago. But this year I added the meatball ornaments to complete the package, so I figured I’d send you an updated photo.
(Just below the FSM is the new James Randi Educational Foundation "Season of Reason" ornament, of which His Noodliness would certainly approve…)
Thanks for all your time and effort, and Merry Chrifsmas…
My wife spent the afternoon making and decorating holiday cookies with the kids. This year, amongst the dozens of cookies she made, I found this gem that she had hidden for me.
Sent in by Geraldine
Even though we are essentially devoid of artsy craftsy skills, my wife and I managed to make this glowing FSM Tree Topper with basic supplies and an old star tree topper!
I think he came out great!
Mark and Antoinette
Please keep sending me your photos, these decorations look fantastic. Sorry if you’ve sent me photos and I haven’t posted them yet (I know for certain there are some great ones). I am behind in everything.
I hope my FSMas lights are a sufficient praise enough.
I think you did an great job and passers-by and the FSM Himself will be happy with your works. Well done, sir.
Any other FSMas light displays out there? Please send me your photos, we would all love to see them.
There’s some drama over a Christian Nativity scene displayed on the lawn of a county courthouse in Indiana. The Freedom From Religion Foundation demanded the removal of the display on first amendment violation concerns and now locals are fighting. It’s the same fight every Christmas and I get tired of writing about it.
Now for the shock:
These Christmas fights bug me, honestly. I am a supporter of the FFRF and of some of these secular and atheist organizations, but sometimes I am shaking my head and wondering what they are thinking. You might get this scene removed but you do so much damage to our cause in the process. You don’t think these perceptions matter? Then what is this all about? These Christmas fights make us look like such assholes, that’s all I’m saying. They are not reciting prayers in a state building or anything on that level. A Nativity scene is barely religious, it’s like a cross necklace. End of rant.
What do you guys think?
This sounds like a great cause. Some of you may want to check this out:
The primary goal of Project Reason is to spread scientific thinking and secular values. We invite you to help us further our work by submitting a short video that conveys the message of the foundation.
The prize for the Winning Video of 2011 will be $10,000.
The prize for Second Place will be $4,000.
The prize for Third Place will be $1,000.
Voting on the finalists will begin on February 15, 2011 and will end on February 21, 2011.
I can’t take credit for this photo…but it’s a "must see!"
I am curious, who is the historian behind this scene? Shall we add this to the Holiday e-Card machine? I would like to get the permission of the artist of course, but I have always felt that blasphemy, like happiness, is enjoyed best when shared.
*Update* Word is that this is the work of Orngarth originally posted on reddit. I have added it to the to Holiday e-Card propaganda machine provisionally, so if you would like to send this to your friends/family/coworkers email in the form of a festive greeting there is a way to do it.
Open call for submissions!
How about it? Let’s brainstorm and see if we can’t come up with some fantastic attractions and artwork. I will be shocked if we can’t outdo the Ark Encounter. Here are some themes to work with but don’t let this limit you:
* Beer Volcano
* Midgets (I’m making that hand waving gesture because it’s a touchy subject (I think (or is that a touchy subject to mention it))
* The mystery of the Pirate Fish (specifically why has its origin never been explained?)
* The Creation Mountains
What am I missing?
How’s this? Created by my wife and my daughter.
I am sure everyone will agree you are a lucky man to have such a thoughtful and talented family.
Here’s the angel that rests atop my tree this holiday season, complete with bendable noodley appendages.
I love it. Amazing work. I have an overwhelming urge to squeeze Him.