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    NON CHRISTIAN NON ATHIEST PEOPLE WHO DO CELEBRATE CHRISTAMS AND IF SO WHY.


    hi ive noticed athiest always celebrate christmas and so do other non christians so im just wondering why they do
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    those whos answers link back to the questions, can you please explain your answer and btw im no grinch or anything i just wonder why so many athiests who are against god celebrate it. I have my own theories such as western culte etc but io want to hear yours
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    I don't think even on TSR there are many atheists so petulant as to not celebrate Christmas. Obviously the Christmas part doesn't matter so much to us as the 'drinking and being given cool ****' part but as the Puritans pointed out, Christians aren't so good at celebrating the religious significance either.
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      Commercialism. I imagine very few actually worship the whole Jesus thing. But the moral of giving can apply to more than just christianity.
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      I'm atheist and I don't celebrate christmas in the literal sense.
      I do, however, eat a lot of pies and get a lot of presents in the name of 'christmas'. which is all any non religious person does, really. I do so because I enjoy the aforementioned.
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      Not that this applies to me, but I know plenty of athiests who do celebrate christmas, and in their words, not mine, they 'ignore the religious ****'. It's so blown up and commercialised, it's easy to forget the religious elements I guess.
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      Christmas has very little to do with christianity the way it is currently celebrated in England.
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      I dont really believe, but celebrate christmas because its fun!
      The whole getting together with family, time of work exchanging gifts etc is good...just my christmas has no religious undertones...apart from the obvious.
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        I don't celebrate it, I take advantage of it.
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        I view christmas as a winter holiday celebrating each other. I mean the date actually celebrates many things, just coz some dude may ormay not have been born on it and I dont believe in him doesnt mean I wont celebrate the spirit of giving and cheer
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        I don't celebrate Christmas anymore, i'm not Christian but i am a theist.
        I would like to though, we used to. Lack of money and effort and thaat.
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        I'm an atheist. And what do you mean celebrate it? I wake up on Christmas morning and open my presents if that's what you mean.
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        Christians stole Christmas from various Pagan groups, it now seems to have been reclaimed as some sort of commercial Winter holiday.

        Remember: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
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        (Original post by soldier-4-life)
        those whos answers link back to the questions, can you please explain your answer and btw im no grinch or anything i just wonder why so many athiests who are against god celebrate it. I have my own theories such as western culte etc but io want to hear yours
        Because for me christmas is a cultural thing, its about being with your family, sharing presents etc, not about religion.
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        I don't. I celebrate Saturnalia and to a lesser extent Winterval
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        For the same reason early Christians celebrated it. They didn't want to stop celebrating their festivals (e.g. Yule) just because they were no longer part of that religion.
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        I don't really "celebrate" it. It's a fairly pleasant thing that happens around me. Good food, good stuff on TV, Christmas money. I certainly have no objection to it, anyway.
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        I'm atheist, and I don't celebrate christmas per se, I take it as the only real time of the year when both my parents are home. My dad is Christian, but not the going to church type, as my mum, sister and myself are all atheist, and he respects that. Christmas hasn't ever been religous for me, and anybody reffering to it as such makes me cringe just a little. Even my dad is a touch sceptical about the actual date.
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        It's more of a global festival then a religious thing now, so you don't have to be Christian to part-take in it.

        Not like Lent for example.
       
       
       
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