I'm sure it's always hard to be an atheist here in America, but probably never more so that at Christmas the end of the calendar year. And maybe at the official unveiling of particularly significant memorials.

And while we're on the subject, now might be a nice time to revisit Ricky Gervais' essay from last Christmas.

(Incidentally, according to Google Analytics, I get a small number of referrals from the keyword search "bloviator ricky gervais" every week. Does anyone know how or why this would be? Also, I get a few hits for "she & him christmas album tracklist" and I'm inexplicably at the top of the list for that search.)