If you're an atheist, do you celebrate Christmas?
My family does, but I've never enjoyed it.
I'm agnostic, and I want my presents because I'm greedy.
I love how you're honest! 👍
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!
Sure, a celebration this time of year is ingrained in most cultures. From St Nicholas,
I ain't, but if kids, I bet, Yes. ; )
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
I'm a Christian and don't celebrate Christmas.
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.
Yes, but for other people.
We do and also have no issue with Christian symbols like crosses, angles, nativity sets, etc.
I celebrate for the wife and kids, I call it being a good father/husband ✌️
That is being a good husband and father ☺
You're welcome ☺
I don't celebrate any holiday.
Because they are not important to me.
Not even April fools???
Really? I thought it was funny.
Lol, April Fools is fun!
You don't drink green beer? That's un-American 😆
Should you celebrate anything
There are plenty of non-religious holidays that they can participate in.
And Christmas is one of them.
So they shouldn't go to family Christmas parties, or things like that?
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.
So there are no atheist who grew up Jewish?
What exactly are they corrupting?
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."
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.
I'm still curious as to why carcano says they're corrupting it.