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Jim Downard

Jim Downard
Jim Downard is a Spokane native (with a sojourn in Southern California back in the early 1960s) who was raised in a secular family, so says had no personal faith to lose. He's always been a history and science buff (getting a bachelor's in the former area at what was then Eastern Washington University in the early 1970s).

Ask An Atheist: What’s it like to celebrate Christian holidays?

 In America it has turned into functionally an over the top cosplay party with virtually no religious connotation for most people, and the secular practice has spread to England where parents grump over having to buy bags of candy to gift the marauding disguised child extortionists as do their American counterparts.

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Bill Cosby: Were the warning signs there all along?

All the talent, the humor, the acting career, the good vibes and inspiration that had been the Cosby brand over decades were now dissolved in a rancid revelation of the most sordid and sad kind. The question naturally arises how many of the warning signs of a troubled personality were present all along.

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