It's the most wonderful time of the year – and that means it's also time for American Atheists to unveil their annual anti-Christian billboard in downtown NYC.
"Keep the merry, dump the myth!" proclaims the gazillion-foot-high billboard, featuring a jolly Santa over an image of Christ on the cross.
A similar billboard last year, which referred to both Santa and Jesus as "myths," was blasted by a Christian pastor for being "dense and simple-minded."
"Clearly, even those who lack a personal commitment to Jesus recognize that there was in fact some historical figure by this name...around 2,000 years ago," said the pastor, voicing a criticism that could equally well apply to this year's billboard.