Atheists celebrating Christmas? Excuse Me?

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Since TSR has a slight anti-Christian/Western vibe I'm bemused as too why atheists want to celebrate Christmas.

They're continually slating Jesus, Christian beliefs and us in general. Yet, when all the party hats , spinning bow ties and presents come out they're all for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ?

These are the types of hypocrties that will wed in a church under the hand of a Catholic priest whilst they spit on the Bible. Am I right or am I right?

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OK for 1 thing I respect your beliefs even if I don't agree with them secondly why shouldn't we celebrate Christmas it's roots may be religious but that is no reason not to agree and celebrate what it stands for.

Family friendship peace on earth and all that jazz if you still disagree may I wish you a happy winterval

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Christmas is a pagan celebration of the winter solstice that was hijacked by Christians in pre roman Britain to help in converting the Britons


We should be asking why are Christians celebrating the winter solstice ???

I will continue to celebrate Christmas as it has nothing to do with Christianity, the birth of Jesus or any other Christian hocus pocus
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Christmas belongs to capitalism now so it's more a celebration of disposable income than the birth of Jesus.
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Christmas belongs to capitalism now so it's more a celebration of disposable income than the birth of Jesus.
Christmas is to do with Jesus? I thought it was just presents day
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(Original post by -Native Briton-)

I will continue to celebrate Christmas as it has nothing to do with Christianity, the birth of Jesus
except it does
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as an above poster said, Christmas is actually based on a pagan holiday. Do your research
Even if it weren't, we still have a right to celebrate and have family over and eat way too much once a year if we want to.
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Interesting: http://www.simpletoremember.com/vita...eRealStory.htm
Not sure of its validity, but similar to what I have heard before from other sources.
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(Original post by YesAllMen)
except it does
Except it does not !!
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(Original post by hellodave5)
Interesting: http://www.simpletoremember.com/vita...eRealStory.htm
Not sure of its validity, but similar to what I have heard before from other sources.
the point under the second heading sounds a bit like the purge
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It was initially a pagan holiday, then Christians hijacked it and then Coca Cola hijacked it.
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It is just tradition, we are not actually celebrating the birth of Jesus. The only reason Christmas is in December in the first place is because the Church was ripping off Yule, we are just doing the same.
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Agnostic who celebrates Christmas checking in, it's fun plus you get presents and get to eat and drink loads, u mad?
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Christmas is a pagan holiday anyway it has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus, besides it's become massively commercialised anyway and has lost all meaning.
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I thought Jesus was born in Spring?
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I'm an agnostic who doesn't celebrate Christmas, but I understand why other agnostics/atheists do. It's more than just a religious holiday, it's a fairly large part of our nation's culture and tradition, even if it isn't exclusively ours. I really can't find fault in people wanting to celebrate a holiday when it was traditionally celebrated throughout their childhood and everyone around them is also celebrating.


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God so loved the world that the entire world would celebrate the birthday of his son whether they accept him or not :yep:
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Christmas has lost its meaning now, all you hear about is the money being spent
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Christmas is more just getting together with family than actually celebrating the 'real' reason for Christmas.
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(Original post by Catholic_)
Since TSR has a slight anti-Christian/Western vibe I'm bemused as too why atheists want to celebrate Christmas.

They're continually slating Jesus, Christian beliefs and us in general. Yet, when all the party hats , spinning bow ties and presents come out they're all for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ?

These are the types of hypocrties that will wed in a church under the hand of a Catholic priest whilst they spit on the Bible. Am I right or am I right?

Christians back me up on this?
I'm an atheist, I celebrate on December 25th, but what makes you think I'm celebrating "the birth of Jesus Christ"?

For me Christmas is simply a day where the family all gets together, enjoys each others company, shares gifts and has a good time. None of us are religious, there is no mention whatsoever of god or jesus in our house in relation to christmas, it is simply a date on which we get together.
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