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Critics of Barack Obama take the president to task for not having enough god-talk in his annual Thanksgiving message.

Not so much a War on Christmas as a Theocratic Beachhead Established over the Christmas Break: Georgia Republican Senator Bill Heath submitted a bill on November 15th to make the national motto ("In God We Trust") mandatory on all state license plates. If they want to cover it up, motorists can purchase a sticker with their county's name for an extra dollar. 

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Pope addressed a delegation of US bishops to say that child molestation isn't just a Catholic problem--it's a societal problem.

Finally, we share our Top Five Holiday Gift Suggestions for Nonbelievers:

David's picks:

5. The Faith Healers by James Randi, Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman, or any number of freethought-related books.

4. A Kindle, because portable freethought has never been so easy.

3. Membership in the new Atheist Alliance of America

2. DVD of the recent AAA convention, including Christopher Hitchens' Richard Dawkins Award acceptance speech (when it's available).

1. Flying Spaghetti Monster merch.

John's picks:

5. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens.

4. Stocking stuffers from Unemployed Philosopher's Guild.

3. Books about 19th century fossil hunter Mary Anning: The Fossil Hunter by Shelley Emling, Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier, and Curiosity by Joan Thomas.

2. Trip to the Reason Rally and the American Atheists convention in March 2012.

1. The Life an Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson (aka "The Jefferson Bible")

[Amazing high-speed photography by Alan Sailer]


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November 20, 2011. Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.