Hey non-believers: do you send Christmas cards?

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I'm especially keen to hear from atheists and jews.

Do you rather send "seasonal greetings" or "happy new year"?
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Don't be silly, Jews won't splash out for cards! (Joke before someone gets all high and mighty on my ass)
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seasonal greetings.
I wish them a merry Christmas because I want them to have a good time at Christmas.

don't need to believe in god to do that.
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I did send Christmas cards, mainly because despite not believing in the religious side of Christmas (birth of Jesus etc), I do believe that Christmas is a time of joy, love and all of that stuff.

Though I'm not sending them this year.
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im an atheist, and i send them to family and thats it, but thats only because i get a ********** off family if im "inconsiderate"
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Atheist here. I don't celebrate Christmas at all; no cards, no gifts given or recieved, no seasonal greetings. If someone says 'Merry Christmas' I reply with 'Humbug', only semi-jokingly. An atheist who celebrates Christmas in any form or in any other name is a hypocrite.
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i celebrate xmas, cos i get prezzies and **** like that, and also a good slap up lunch on xmas day..
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of course! christmas doesnt have to have anything to do with religion.
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i've avoided actively doing it for the last few years, but if someone sends me one i feel obliged to send one back, just to be polite. atheist btw.
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nice trolling
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(Original post by Blátönn)
Atheist here. I don't celebrate Christmas at all; no cards, no gifts given or recieved, no seasonal greetings. If someone says 'Merry Christmas' I reply with 'Humbug', only semi-jokingly. An atheist who celebrates Christmas in any form or in any other name is a hypocrite.
eh?
you can appreciate the ritual for its own sake, you know. ceremony is largely about making people feel a sense of belonging and things like that anyway.
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yea tsr has turned in to troll fest 2008... :-(
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Many people celebrate christmas becasue of the celebrations and presents, well you're actually celebrating yule more so than Christmas.

Yule is a winter festival commonly identified with Christmas in modern times.[1] The Pre-Christian Germanic peoples celebrated Yule from late December to early January on a date determined by the lunar Germanic calendar.[2] When the Julian calendar was adopted in northern Europe, Yule was placed on December 25, the date of the Roman winter solstice, Bruma,[3] so as to correspond with the Christian Natalis Domini celebrations,[4] later known in English as "Christmas".

Contemporary communities throughout Northern Europe as well as the Anglosphere celebrate the traditional holiday as a cultural festival. Modern Yule traditions include decorating a fir or spruce tree, burning a Yule log, hanging mistletoe and holly branches, giving gifts, and general celebration and merriment. Yule is also observed with religious rites by Christians and
Neopagans.

(from wikipedia)

SO DON'T GO ALL "BAH HUMBUG" ON CHRISTIANITY! Just celebrate Yule
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hang on a sec, "non-believers" as though we are wrong to be thiking that there is no greater being..?
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no-one likes a troll.....
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no, I abstain from Christmas.
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(Original post by leum)
no-one likes a troll.....
i agree... this thread wont b here long!
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(Original post by bigpineapple)
SO DON'T GO ALL "BAH HUMBUG" ON CHRISTIANITY! Just celebrate Yule
Which is in itself a theistic tradition. So, no.

eh?
you can appreciate the ritual for its own sake, you know. ceremony is largely about making people feel a sense of belonging and things like that anyway.
Balls, Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jeebus. Sure it's the wrong time of year, a rip off of pagan traditions, but it's still what it is.
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Not anymore, can't be arsed lol. Probs will in the future when I have large volumes of friends scattered about the country with whom i exchange occasional pleasantries...

As for the whole "atheists celebrating xmas is hypocritical" thing, lets face it, in this day and age of commercialisation is christmas really to do with religion anymore? As an atheist in an atheist family, I take part in traditional festive activities because they're fun- it's the one time of year when all the family gathers together, and lets face it, who doesn't like eating nice food and being given stuff??? Same goes for all other religious festivals, my mum bought a "countdown to ramadan" calendar from asda for pure kitsch value and because it meant having a chocolate everyday. I will admit though that any mention of christmas should be banned until december 1st (at most), 20th (preferably), purely cos all the hype gets a bit irritating.
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(Original post by Blátönn)
Which is in itself a theistic tradition. So, no.



Balls, Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jeebus. Sure it's the wrong time of year, a rip off of pagan traditions, but it's still what it is.
christmas is a time of getting prezzies and useless **** that you couldnt ever find any pheasible use ffor.. not jeebus

and lets face it, there is no proof at all that jesus was the son of god, that he was as great as everyone makes out, and that he even existed, except from a story book that was essentially created by 1 guy, years after jesus' death, which has a whole religion based around it..
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