As I mentioned yesterday, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers has brought back their atheist display this year; it can be found on the State Capitol grounds—very near where the traditional Nativity will soon be placed. Far from being a harmless holiday exhibit, the group has devoted their entire display to an underhanded portrayal of Christmas as the pagan celebration of Winter Solstice, books that propagate atheism (such as God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens), human evolutionary theory, and famous past and current “freethinkers.”
Last year, we chronicled the events surrounding the atheist display and also provided some hard-hitting critiques on the issue. Check out the blog posts below:
- ACLU Attacks Nativity at State Capitol
- The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers and their Dogma
- Atheist Group Erects Shrine to Paganism, Nature Worship
- “Freethinkers” Agree to Settlement with State of Arkansas
This year, the group behind the display is distributing additional pro-atheism literature in tandem with their display. Look for a breakdown of this material on our blog in the coming days leading up to Christmas.