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    It's obviously a cultural thing. Plus it's difficult not to participate when everyone else around you is doing so, else you be labelled some kind of 'scrooge.'
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    Religion is just an extension of culture, that's why religious practice varies across the world.

    The toning down of Christmas under the guise of political correctness for example is an attack on our culture regardless of ones religious beliefs.
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      Yule find the answer on google.
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      A lot of things lose their meanings....like Easter......we all get easter eggs don't we??

      It's also a traditional winter celebration...even if it isn't religious....a time to celebrate what you have....and reflect on the year.....and eat lots of yummmy food......and dance madly to cheesey songs.....and be with your family
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      culture, family time, presents...i dunno! i doubt that the motivation for ALL religious people on xmas is god...
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      (Original post by Blueflare)
      If I had it my way, we'd do away with Christmas and have a national holiday every time someone used an apostrophe correctly.
      It would only get us four or five extra days off a year, if that.
      Meant to be a full stop at the end of the sentance on your "We've been together...".

      You hypocrite.
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      Presents. Wine. Banter?

      Oh, and family of course
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      It's nice to spend time with loved ones, eat, drink, give gifts.
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      (Original post by Becreate)
      I don't get why they don't celebrate Eid, I mean there's 2 of them and only one day of Christmas if they love the gifts and family time...
      I celebrate eid and I am an atheist
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      (Original post by Becreate)
      Meant to be a full stop at the end of the sentance on your "We've been together...".

      You hypocrite.
      That's just the way the website makes the thing, if it were up to me of course there would be a full stop. I love how you negged me for that. :rofl:
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      For the presents, why else?

      What a stupid question.
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      Correct me if I'm wrong - but Christmas is in fact from a Pagan festival? i.e. the tree (of life), offering it gifsts etc. if someone knows more about this please discuss. another interesting fact, Jesus Christ himself didn't celebrate 'Christmas' during his entire life, isn't it his birthday after all?
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      Frankly it is none of your business.
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      (Original post by Becreate)
      I don't get why they don't celebrate Eid, I mean there's 2 of them and only one day of Christmas if they love the gifts and family time...
      Yeh that's a really difficult one to figure out :facepalm:
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      Jesus almost certainly wasn't born on December 25th, since the bible records shepherds tending their sheep in the fields on that night. This is quite unlikely to have happened during a cold Judean winter.

      Why then do we celebrate Christmas on the 25th? In ancient Babylon, the feast of the Son of Isis (Goddess of Nature) was celebrated on December 25. "Raucous partying, gluttonous eating and drinking, and gift-giving were traditions of this feast."

      I celebrate it because of it's cultural tradition, messages of good will and most of all FOOD!
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      Why do Christians celebrate Christmas? It's a Norse festival.
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      (Original post by purple_starlight)
      A lot of things lose their meanings....like Easter......we all get easter eggs don't we??
      omg really feel like easter eggs now
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      I think that most atheists in England are at base still from a Christian background. Regardless of why you celebrate it, it's still a nice time for giving and receiving.
     
     
     
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