The Freedom From Religion Foundation's Winter Solstice sign has just returned to the Illinois State Capitol for its seventh display.
"This sign is a reminder of the real reason for the season, the Winter Solstice," says Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-president, which is the shortest and darkest day of the year, and takes place on Dec. 22 this year. The natural holiday heralds the rebirth of the sun and the natural new year, and has been celebrated for millennia in the Northern Hemisphere with festivals of light, evergreens, feasts and gift exchanges.
"We nonbelievers don't mind sharing the season with Christians," Gaylor adds, "we just don't like the pretense that it's about a supernatural birth of a god."
An engraved sign with the same wording has been erected by the Foundation for 20 Decembers in a row at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis.
Should fit quite nicely next to the Christian Nativity, the Jewish Menorah, and the Kwanzaa Bendera ya Taifa.
(Hat tip to The Friendly Atheist.)