WoC Post-Game

When I was a more hardcore sports fan, I loved the post-game. My wife might have though tit was time to change the channel to some PBS Mystery, but I liked to catch Chris Berman on ESPN after the last Sunday afternoon game was finished. The War on Christmas, 2013 edition, probably needs a post-game, too. An honest one.

Chris Stedman on the CNN Belief blog doesn’t think much of the tactics of fellow atheist Dave Silverman. Citing a Tablet feature (not that Tablet) on the man:

Silverman’s notorious anti-Christmas billboards and subsequent TV appearances have breathed new life into American Atheists and are often followed by an uptick in subscribers and donations. In 2011, the group collected $1.4 million in donations and membership fees, according to the most recent IRS tax return, up from less than $250,000 in 2007. Today the organization has five full-time employees.

MrStedman thinks the Fox-Palin-American Atheists association is a symbiotic one:

In other words: American Atheists and Fox News – alongside conservatives like Sarah Palin – seem to have discovered a mutually beneficial relationship.

I can’t disagree. Maybe parasitic where the buying/viewing public is concerned.

Whenever I see something silly get pumped up in the media–the War on Christmas, for example–I think someone must be making a profit on this. Bumbling, stumbling ideas don’t have this kind of life without publicists.

Meanwhile, it is the third day of Christmas. French Hen Day. What’s for dinner? Still singing Christmas songs?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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