In this day and age, when something is described as myth, people think of it as false history, not as something mythic. And we falsely assume that society can be free of “myth.”

In the following video presentation, Dr. Duke Pesta, academic director at FreedomProject Education, encapsulates key points he made in his "Christmas Myths?" cover story in the December 24 issue of The New American.

The leader of the American Humanist Association has a request for new members of Congress: Don't join the Congressional Prayer Caucus because it “discriminates against non-religious Americans.” In a letter to incoming legislators, released shortly after the November 6 elections, the group's director, Roy Speckhardt, complained that some of the over 100 members of the Caucus, founded in 2005 by Congressman Randy Forbes (R-N.C.), “have repeatedly introduced and supported legislation that we feel is unconstitutional and often favors religious institutions and individuals over non-religious institutions and individuals.”

VIDEO - In this video, The New American talks about the importance of the true and eternal capital "M" Myths, noting that "man, whether he recognizes it or not, is a mythic animal. And when we remove the eternal sense of Myth, we always and in every instance replace it with the small 'm' myths — political myths ... and ideological myths." That's what the war on Christmas is all about — effacing the real meaning of Christmas with small 'm' myths. Yet in the miracle of Christmas, Pesta also finds hope.

Officials in a North Carolina school district are being called to task after they forced a first grader to remove references to God from a poem she had written to honor her grandfather, a Vietnam war veteran.

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