Why do Atheists celebrate Christmas?

Dec 26, 2012 @ 01:27
Originally posted by Inactive User
old people believe in god. i don't know 1 person my age who believes in god (i'm in the uk btw, we ain't religious). people celebrate Christmas cause they want to, you get presents and a big meal and it's the only time of the year the whole family is together. to be honest i have not thought about religion once in the last day
its just the americans, and they the majority of the forum so thats why this a issue
Dec 26, 2012 @ 01:30
who cares what somebody else does? it doesnt directly affect your life in anyway. who cares if an athiest celebrates christmas with relatives (many of whom are probably christian). let christians do what they want, and athiests do what they want. there are douchebags in both sects, get over it. getting pissed about it just adds to the hatred thats everywhere
This.
Originally posted by Inactive User
Why wouldn't we? Most of us grew up with it. At some point we realized that it was actually a celebration of the winter season rather than the birth of Christ. After all, Jesus was born closer to St Patricks Day.
And this.
Dec 26, 2012 @ 01:35
I grew up with it. So did my parents. Plus, the North Star comes out during Summer, therefore, Jesus's birthday must have actually been sometime around July. But celebrating it is fun, and imagine being without any Winter holiday while everybody else is off celebrating Christmas or Hannukkah? It's not cool being left out.

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Dec 26, 2012 @ 01:53
Christmas is just Thanksgiving with presents these days. Same with Easter. I bet if you asked 10 kids what they thought of when the heard the word Easter 8 would say the Easter Bunny before Jesus. Christians got holiday jacked.
Dec 26, 2012 @ 02:06
Originally posted by Inactive User
why do non-irish celebrate st. patricks day?
Because people dont go out there way to bash Irish people and then celebrate their holiday. If you guys want to be Atheists no one is stopping you but dont use semantics to justify the fact that yall are celebrating a holiday that is connected to the religion you spend all 364 other days of the year hating. 

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Dec 26, 2012 @ 05:33
I'm not religious so spare me that accusation, but if Christmas is originally a Pagan holiday, and that's your excuse to celebrate it, you're definitely Pagan, right? No, really. You say you celebrate Christmas because it's not a Christian holiday, but a Pagan one. Now tell me, are you a Pagan? If this thread title was really what bothered you, ask yourself how you'd answer to "Why do Atheists celebrate Pagan holidays?" I'm pretty sure I celebrated Christmas less than most on this forum, so quit your bitching before you start it.
Dec 26, 2012 @ 05:49
I'm not religious so spare me that accusation, but if Christmas is originally a Pagan holiday, and that's your excuse to celebrate it, you're definitely Pagan, right? No, really. You say you celebrate Christmas because it's not a Christian holiday, but a Pagan one. Now tell me, are you a Pagan? If this thread title was really what bothered you, ask yourself how you'd answer to "Why do Atheists celebrate Pagan holidays?" I'm pretty sure I celebrated Christmas less than most on this forum, so quit your bitching before you start it.
i can cosign this
Dec 26, 2012 @ 05:57
Idgaf what you are if you getting gifts, you not saying no.

Don't badmind me.

Dec 26, 2012 @ 06:04
Some of you guys are half retarded I swear

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Dec 26, 2012 @ 06:35
religion is for fags.

edit: nevermind religion hates fags so religions are at an even lower level.

john lamone is a fag. boland is a fag.

Dec 26, 2012 @ 06:40
stay ignorant hypebeast

Be about it

Dec 26, 2012 @ 06:46
religion is for fags.

edit: nevermind religion hates fags so religions are at an even lower level.
This is so fucking ignorant, i cant even. 
Dec 26, 2012 @ 10:56
I'm not religious so spare me that accusation, but if Christmas is originally a Pagan holiday, and that's your excuse to celebrate it, you're definitely Pagan, right? No, really. You say you celebrate Christmas because it's not a Christian holiday, but a Pagan one. Now tell me, are you a Pagan? If this thread title was really what bothered you, ask yourself how you'd answer to "Why do Atheists celebrate Pagan holidays?" I'm pretty sure I celebrated Christmas less than most on this forum, so quit your bitching before you start it.
Obviously Christians aren't celebrating it as a pagan holiday, and atheists aren't "celebrating" it as a Christian holiday. It seems like people, like some who posted in this thread, do because it was a tradition they grew up with. So a lot of people view it just as a secular celebration, not related to Christ at all. It's popular in Japan, but it's all about gift exchanging and Santa and all that. .
Dec 26, 2012 @ 11:28
Originally posted by Inactive User
religion is for fags.

edit: nevermind religion hates fags so religions are at an even lower level.
This is so fucking ignorant, i cant even. 
lol theists are all ignorant and arrogant.

john lamone is a fag. boland is a fag.

Dec 26, 2012 @ 12:31
This is so fucking ignorant, i cant even. 
lol theists are all ignorant and arrogant.
So you counter ignorance with ignorance? Sounds fucking retarded to me. And ALL theists are ignorant? Yeah ill just let that one slide because its obvious you have aspergers. Theres ignorance on both ends of the spectrum, and you just happen to be a prime example of it on your end.
Dec 27, 2012 @ 02:22
I dont celebrate, I just open presents & eat good food

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Dec 27, 2012 @ 02:58
Originally posted by Inactive User
lol theists are all ignorant and arrogant.
So you counter ignorance with ignorance? Sounds fucking retarded to me. And ALL theists are ignorant? Yeah ill just let that one slide because its obvious you have aspergers. Theres ignorance on both ends of the spectrum, and you just happen to be a prime example of it on your end.
atheism is on the rise. people are waking up. people are asking questions. this is a fact. and yes all theists are ignorant lololol it's really not that hard to believe.

john lamone is a fag. boland is a fag.

Dec 27, 2012 @ 03:08
Let's look at it this way: There is a 'supposed' separation of Church and State, and mostly everyone, including government officials (people who work for the state), get Christmas off. Therefor it's a state holiday and not really a church holiday.

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Dec 27, 2012 @ 03:10
christmas was originally a pagan holiday. many cultures had winter festivals and they usually celebrated the sun. just christians connected the birth of the son of god to the sun, so they placed their holiday at the end of december. if there was a jesus, he wasnt born in the winter
There is concrete proof that Jesus existed. As far on when he was born, definitely not on December..

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Dec 27, 2012 @ 03:18
Originally posted by Inactive User
So you counter ignorance with ignorance? Sounds fucking retarded to me. And ALL theists are ignorant? Yeah ill just let that one slide because its obvious you have aspergers. Theres ignorance on both ends of the spectrum, and you just happen to be a prime example of it on your end.
atheism is on the rise. people are waking up. people are asking questions. this is a fact. and yes all theists are ignorant lololol it's really not that hard to believe.
Im agnostic so lets just get that out of the way. And i dont really care about religion or lack there of, its all about inner peace and understanding
Dec 27, 2012 @ 03:21
Originally posted by Inactive User
christmas was originally a pagan holiday. many cultures had winter festivals and they usually celebrated the sun. just christians connected the birth of the son of god to the sun, so they placed their holiday at the end of december. if there was a jesus, he wasnt born in the winter
There is concrete proof that Jesus existed. As far on when he was born, definitely not on December..
jesus was not white. The reason i despise christianity. 
Ps. not saying you ever said jesus (pbuh) was white but many ppl think jesus (pbuh) was white.

:)

Dec 27, 2012 @ 03:30
Originally posted by Inactive User
hb is full of the dumbest nigs ever

christmas originally was a pagen holiday even the bible speaks about it when they said that the pagens was putting trees in their homes and decorating them

the reason why christmas was turned into a christian holiday is because the roman church did it

the last emperor of rome, mixed christians and pegan beliefs together,that is what the catholic church is today, bible mixed with roman idols/gods of old

a real christian should be celebrating and worshipping Jesus every single day

christmas is a false holiday


the same as easter, easter is a pagen holiday which worships a god name aster
but people don't go around say "Happy Pagan Holiday"... they say "Merry Christmas"
if u wanna be technical about the origin of Christmas, then Atheist shouldn't call it Christmas in the first place
Don't label something "Christmas" then say Christmas is a false holiday...
because you niggas stil have the demonic tree in your house
Dec 27, 2012 @ 03:35
lol agnostic. what a bitch move. pick a side and then argue.

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Dec 27, 2012 @ 04:24
u mad b.

we took your holiday. we fapped on your book. we took your bitches. i know the gays got you mad too, my niggas adam n steve reproducin n shit in the garden of eden. atheists been had the factual knowledge, you niggas just got your fairy tales n denials. 

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Dec 27, 2012 @ 05:01
lol agnostic. what a bitch move. pick a side and then argue.
You are the fucking epitome of retardation. Agnosticism isnt just one belief. I happen to be a thesist agnostic which means i believe in a higher power but dont claim to know of its existence. Sounds like picking a fucking side to me.
Dec 27, 2012 @ 05:32
I find it funny that some atheists celebrate Christmas. They have a radical view that consists of the absence of God, yet they make exceptions for themselves by enjoying a what is widely known as a Christian-originated holiday. Regardless of the origin of Christmas, I think atheists would seem misplaced and confused around this time. Then again, Christmas has become so over saturated and commercialized that it is associated with Santa Claus and elfs rather the Jesus himself. In the end, Christmas is just a good reason to celebrate with family and display generosity by giving out gifts.

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Dec 27, 2012 @ 05:44
lol agnostic. what a bitch move. pick a side and then argue.
the fuck, he just told you which side he's on
Dec 27, 2012 @ 05:46
Originally posted by Inactive User
Don't label something "Christmas" then say Christmas is a false holiday...
where you think Xmas came from?
Xmas is an abbreviation for Christmas...they mean the same thing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas
"There is a common misconception that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas"."
Dec 27, 2012 @ 12:39
I find it funny that some atheists celebrate Christmas. They have a radical view that consists of the absence of God, yet they make exceptions for themselves by enjoying a what is widely known as a Christian-originated holiday. Regardless of the origin of Christmas, I think atheists would seem misplaced and confused around this time. Then again, Christmas has become so over saturated and commercialized that it is associated with Santa Claus and elfs rather the Jesus himself. In the end, Christmas is just a good reason to celebrate with family and display generosity by giving out gifts.
Not that hard to understand bruh, there are really only 3 reasons.

1. Believe it or not, atheists do enjoy receiving presents.
2. I don't know if you can wrap your head around this one, but atheists also like turkey and all that good shit.
3. And, regardless of religion (or the lack thereof), most people enjoy spending time with their family.

A holiday is only what you make it. Jesus' name is not mentioned or thought about once during our dinner or throughout the day. And that's our preference. I don't give a fuck if you have some sort of shrine and you worship it for hours, that's you. 

edit: Personally, and from a realistic and unbiased standpoint, I don't understand how anyone can still believe the nonsense that the bible is spewing. It was written about 2,000~ years ago by men who probably had what would now be equal to a 2nd or 3rd grade education. I guess if you're still a believer, it's more so about faith rather than actually believing. At least I would hope so.
Dec 27, 2012 @ 14:07
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