Episode 7, Nonbelief at the Holidays

Nonbelievers celebrate the holiday, too.  Well, some of them do.

Secular Hub board member Chauncey Williams leads a discussion with several other members about the meaning of the holiday season in their lives.  What follows is a friendly and lively discussion filled with laughter.  Covered are stories of Christmases past, thoughts on what the holidays mean to nonbelievers, and how we celebrate (if we even choose to celebrate at all).

Warning: this episode features nostalgia, good feelings, and unabashed joy.  A fair bit of cynicism, too, just to keep things balanced.

Mandatory Christmas Viewing discussed in this episode:

A Christmas Story

It’s a Wonderful Life

Non Christmas themed episodes of Futurama, Valentine’s Day episode and Independence Day episode.  Good stuff

 

Freedom, Freedom, Freedom, Oy
The humble kaboodle. A tackle box for lip gloss

The Secular Hubcast:  the Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Host: Chauncey Williams

Featuring: Ruth Mcleod, Kim Saviano, Joe Hickman, Jesse Gilbertson

Episode 6 – Denver People’s Fair

Community, Volunteerism, Outreach

The People’s Fair is a 45 Year tradition in Denver, Colorado that welcomes in the summer with an enormous festival of entertainers, artists, and volunteers in a celebration of community.  According to the official website of the People’s Fair, it is

Denver’s oldest neighborhood festival and famous for bringing together a diverse population to celebrate community and enjoy the start to the summer. This Civic Center Park tradition welcomes community groups, artists, and entertainment from every corner of Denver.  The uniqueness and magic of the People’s Fair is created by the blending of great family fun, carefully selected handmade arts & crafts, delicious culinary delights, fabulous entertainment and the commitment to raise funds for and promote the missions of non-profit organizations.

As part of volunteerism and community outreach the Secular Hub’s many hardworking volunteers were present to make a good impression on believers and to let everyone else know that a thriving free thought community exists right here in Denver.  Enjoy this exploration of community in culture with The Secular HubCast!

Learn more about Denver and the People’s Fair:

Civic Center Park

The official website for the People’s Fair

Learn more about the guests who spoke with the HubCast:

One Colorado is fighting to protect the people of Colorado from bad science

Learn more about the practice of public banking.  As a model for other economies, consider North Dakota’s public bank

Ellen Brown writes on the subject of public banking

A bunch of volunteers from the Hub took a break to have a giant sword battle.  It was super fun

Can Denver ComicCon promote education?  Learn about those efforts here

The Secular Hubcast:  the Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub

Become a member of the Secular Hub today!

Follow the Secular Hub on Facebook and Twitter

Learn more about the American Humanist Association

Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Host: Mike Baumeester