Show 151: X-Mas/Chanukah Special w/ Doug Rushkoff & Robert Price

X-Mas/Chanukah Special w/ Doug Rushkoff & Robert Price

The holidays are here again, and what better way to celebrate than a discussion filled with reason and logic?!

Where did Chanukah come from?  What really happened which lead Jews to celebrate this winter holiday?  What about Passover for that matter?  How can we best understand and differentiate between history and mythology … What’s a Jew to do?

We will discuss these things on the first half of our special holiday edition of Equal Time for Freethought with Douglas Rushkoff, author of Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism.  Then, at 6:30pm, we will tune our radar to Christmas.

While Fox News and the Religious Right complain about a so-called ‘war on Christmas,’ and while many Americans are pleading with us to ‘put Christ back in Christmas,’ ETFF will instead be chatting with biblical scholar Robert Price whose arguments may be a truer war than the imagined one of the Right.

Why?

Because Price argues that Christmas can NEVER be about Christ because Jesus never existed in the first place … Not as a theological myth OR as a historical person.

I doubt John Gibson or Bill O’Reilly would be happy to learn this little fact, but after this program, you will be far more informed than most Americans are on these issues.

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