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AmyElizabeth December 19th, 2016 11:16pm

If you're an atheist, do you celebrate Christmas?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
12/22/16 8:44 am

I'm agnostic, and I want my presents because I'm greedy.

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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
12/20/16 5:13 pm

Sure, a celebration this time of year is ingrained in most cultures. From St Nicholas, to winter solstice, Hanukkah, to Kwanzaa to Christmas. So happy holidays!

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
12/20/16 5:09 pm

Sure, a celebration this time of year is ingrained in most cultures. From St Nicholas,

jvc1133 61535
12/20/16 10:44 am

I ain't, but if kids, I bet, Yes. ; )

croopertrooper Greater Cincinnati Area
12/20/16 10:30 am

I'm agnostic, but yeah I celebrate with my family. I get up and go to my parent's house, we eat Christmas breakfast, we open presents (and torture the dogs by sticking the bows on them), and then we go to Church. My apartment is decorated. I love the Christmas season, and you can still celebrate and enjoy the time with family and friends and be thankful for everything you have without being Christian

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
12/19/16 10:51 pm

I'm a Christian and don't celebrate Christmas.

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sydwel
12/19/16 10:31 pm

Yes, secularly. Although I recognize I do so because of my (distant) Christian background and because I live in a predominantly Christian country. I don't insist that everyone should be celebrating Christmas because it's somehow inherently secular.

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor or Florence
12/19/16 9:17 pm

Yes, but for other people.

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
12/19/16 7:12 pm

We do and also have no issue with Christian symbols like crosses, angles, nativity sets, etc.

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Nik
12/19/16 5:52 pm

I celebrate for the wife and kids, I call it being a good father/husband ✌️

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AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
12/19/16 5:55 pm

That is being a good husband and father ☺

Nik
12/19/16 7:50 pm

Thank you!

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/19/16 4:46 pm

I don't celebrate any holiday.

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/19/16 6:38 pm

Because they are not important to me.

voc I am...what I am
12/19/16 6:57 pm

Not even April fools???

voc I am...what I am
12/19/16 7:21 pm

Really? I thought it was funny.

AmyElizabeth Outside of Philly
12/19/16 8:07 pm

Lol, April Fools is fun!

KatG Liberal in Ohio
12/19/16 9:35 pm

You don't drink green beer? That's un-American 😆

Carcano Luke 10 19
12/19/16 4:23 pm

You shouldn't

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Carcano Luke 10 19
12/19/16 4:40 pm

There are plenty of non-religious holidays that they can participate in.

patrioticparody Pale Blue Dot
12/19/16 4:42 pm

And Christmas is one of them.

voc I am...what I am
12/19/16 4:45 pm

So they shouldn't go to family Christmas parties, or things like that?

Carcano Luke 10 19
12/19/16 4:46 pm

Nope. Christmas is a Christian holiday and Atheists should stop corrupting it. They'd never corrupt a Jewish holiday because they'd be called evil Nazis.

voc I am...what I am
12/19/16 4:48 pm

So there are no atheist who grew up Jewish?

What exactly are they corrupting?

HayleyS looking up.
12/19/16 10:43 pm

Like what do you expect an atheist who grew up Christian to do?

"Yeah mom and dad, I won't be celebrating Christmas with you this year. Nope. Sorry. Im not a Christian anymore, so I won't be spending time with you on this holiday."

Like, no.

If you grew up Christian and celebrating Christmas, whether or not you realize it, there is usually a layer to the Christmas celebration that isn't entirely spiritual. Christmas trees, Christmas movies, gift exchanges, dirty santa, more particular family traditions... these are all traditions that one can still enjoy (as they are part of their culture) even without believing in the religion that runs beneath it.
Christmas traditions = popular American culture

Just the way it is.

voc I am...what I am
12/20/16 6:25 pm

I'm still curious as to why carcano says they're corrupting it.