As they are currently presented...many holidays are bogus, in that they do not really represent days sacred to God. There are many people who can see the ethnocentricity and bigotry involved in these holidays; however, even they may go along with them, perhaps thinking that if there is an anthropomorphic deity somewhere "out there" they may also be able to win points in his Book of Life and Death. Let us develop or re-develop truly universal holidays not based on how many other cultures we have trounced, how many people we have slaughtered, the day "our Lord" was viciously murdered or our prophet suffered martyrdom, or some other such violent and life-denying thing. Let us abandon such ugly concepts and instead create beautiful celebrations of humankind, the rest of the natural world and the awesome vastness of the cosmos.