What's The Point Of Athiets Celerbrating Christmas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Watch this thread
Even if we didnt have religion, i think it would be a nice thing to have
In the future though I want to celebrate the winter solstice more because the shortest day is something to celebrate IMO.
I don't get it either... my parents rope me in every year (aethist in a primarily aethist family), saying it's an excuse to get together with the family and eat lots of food... neither hold any real appeal to me so what's the point? I guess it stops my parents getting annoyed with me...
Schools had to teach us about the actual meaning of christmas but they didn't tell us to GTFO if we weren't gona choose to be christian so we were involved in all the card making, santa's letters whether we believed in Jesus or not.
Also, because your family does it. Can you imagine a 6 year old sitting there saying sorry mummy I don't believe in Jesus, please don't let santa get me any presents this year... Chances are they'll just carry on like everyone else because everyone does it.
Anyway it'd be a pretty miserable place if all the atheists just stopped doing the christmas thing... think of the shops they'd all be broke lol.
I think this thread is a bit silly really...
yeah but if Jesus hadn't been born then there would be no concept of christmas. now it's just about presents and family. don't you think it's just a little contradicting?
yeah but if Jesus hadn't been born then there would be no concept of christmas.
People were celebrating the winter solstice long before Jesus was born. Christians appropriated that ancient tradition, not the other way around.
Well, we can celebrate Yule, Winterval, Samhain or indeed any one of the countless winter festivals that take place around then. Or maybe, just maybe, we celebrate Christmas because our families do, and we traditionally do and it's not overly onerous to just go along with the flow. I'm not going to refuse to celebrate Christmas just because I don't believe in God.