Christmas is supposed to be a season of peace, love and goodwill. I have to wonder, then, why some conservative religious groups persist in using this time of year to divide Americans and stir up interfaith tensions.

–The Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, whose sentiment dovetails so nicely with this one:

“At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

Message on sign at Washington State Capital from the Freedom from Religion Foundation