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#1
"Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ"

As per title.
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#2
Christmas' traditions have about as little to do with the birth of Christ as they possibly could.

I don't see why it's a problem.
#3
They should worry about burning in hell more than they worry about stealing traditions.
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#4
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They should worry about burning in hell more than they worry about stealing traditions.


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#7
Dude, I ask for blessings every time I talk to an older member of my family and I'm an atheist, it's tradition. Same as this, some traditions just bypass the "real meaning' of the original tradition and become something else.
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They should worry about burning in hell more than they worry about stealing traditions.


Not according to Pope Awesome McCoolbeans.
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#13
Christmas is an annual ritual in which we stimulate the economy buy spending lots of money. I see no reason why everyone cannot celebrate.
#14
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Not according to Pope Awesome McCoolbeans.

not my pope
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

Rest in Peace, Troy Davis and Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and Eric Garner and Mike Brown
#16
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They should worry about burning in hell more than they worry about stealing traditions.
No I'm pretty sure that was Santa Claus.
#17
Odin is Santa Claus.

You're all celebrating the wrong Christmas.
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#18
athiests in usa in this day an age are the new super christians in that they make others feel bad and uncomfortable about there views in usa, they make others feel stupid about there faith while they feel faithful but athiest are the new bad catholics, so thats how iv been treated. ive been too scared to tell ppl im religious for fear of persecution
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#19
I care about seeing my family on holidays, that's it.

It's not like gathering together and exchanging gifts has anything to do with embracing Christian ideals anyway.

edit: I should say that gathering and exchanging are not exclusive to Christian ideals.
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I care about seeing my family on holidays, that's it.

It's not like gathering together and exchanging gifts has anything to do with embracing Christian ideals anyway.

edit: I should say that gathering and exchanging are not exclusive to Christian ideals.
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Nice save. I was about to go all three wise men on your patooter.

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#22
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athiests in usa in this day an age are the new super christians in that they make others feel bad and uncomfortable about there views in usa, they make others feel stupid about there faith while they feel faithful but athiest are the new bad catholics, so thats how iv been treated. ive been too scared to tell ppl im religious for fear of persecution

Yeah my mom used to tell me everyone would persecute me for being a Christian when I was a kid too. She used sentences though. Also, it's not true. Lel.
#23
As an atheist, I must say, I don't really care what you think of myself or anyone else using a Christian Holiday to bring the family together...
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#24
A wise philosopher by the name of Aubrey Graham once said, "YOLO."
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athiests in usa in this day an age are the new super christians in that they make others feel bad and uncomfortable about there views in usa, they make others feel stupid about there faith while they feel faithful but athiest are the new bad catholics, so thats how iv been treated. ive been too scared to tell ppl im religious for fear of persecution


In the states?!
Maybe in more liberal countries but in the states?!

:') You're funny aren't yah


Christmas has little to do with religion anymore, not to mention Jesus was born in the summer and not the winter. It is no more hypocritical than when Atheists say "Oh my god"
#26
it's not hypoocritical but it is inconsistent with atheism. atheists like to always like to take the mile when offered an inch.
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#27
The real question is: why would anyone care?
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it's not hypoocritical but it is inconsistent with atheism. atheists like to always like to take the mile when offered an inch.


You do realize that every weekday's name except Monday has a pagan origin, right?

Our culture derives from every major religion.

Fuck this stupid discussion, and the stupid people who discuss it.
#29
I hate the use of "you do realize"
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#30
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You do realize that every weekday's name except Monday has a pagan origin, right?

Our culture derives from every major religion.

Fuck this stupid discussion, and the stupid people who discuss it.


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#31
Since when do atheists not believe that Jesus existed?

Christmas is more a celebration of his birth, than his divinity.
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I don't like when people say "I hate the use of..."

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#33
I don't see the big deal. Let people be. If somebody wants to take a full blown Pagan-turned-Christian holiday and celebrate it secular style, who cares? You could still be celebrating Saturnalia for all I care. As an atheist, if somebody tells me "Merry Christmas" I say it back. If someone says "Happy Holidays" I echo that too. Somebody tells me they honor Jesus on Christmas, cool by me. You wanna say you worship a fire hydrant the week of Christmas, (albeit strange) that's a thumbs-up too. As long as nobody is being hurt, I just don't see why people have to worry so much about what others are doing. Live and let live, man.
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#34
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Christmas' traditions have about as little to do with the birth of Christ as they possibly could.

I don't see why it's a problem.


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It's over simplified, So what!

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#35
It's a tradition, that's why we do it. I could live without all the family dinners and stuff though, I mean it's nice but it gets tiring.

Also it's holidays, that's the only part of it I really care about.

I give zero shits about the religious business.
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#36
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#37
I say "bless you" when people sneeze. Checkmate, buddhists.

Fun fact: in Soviet Russia, the big winter holiday is the New Year. The celebration is exactly the same, except it takes place a week later, and instead of baby jesus there's booze and fireworks. Some say it was promoted by the soviet government as a secular alternative to christmas. It just goes to show that people of all religions (or no religion) will gladly take any excuse to get time off work and get drunk.
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#38
Yeah, here's the great thing about ex-Yugoslavia (and a lot of Eastern Europe as well). We got pretty fed up with the Church and its shit during our Socialist era and we didn't quite like the idea of a religious fat man bringing us gifts and celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Sooo, we decided to make a secular fat man that brings us gifts on New Year's eve and we basically do all the same things only that there's no mention of anything Christian.

Also, look at this fat alcoholic, look me in the eyes and tell me you'd rather have that giant Coca-Cola ad for your gift-bringer. I bring you: Dedek Mraz.



Quote by sashki
I say "bless you" when people sneeze. Checkmate, buddhists.

Fun fact: in Soviet Russia, the big winter holiday is the New Year. The celebration is exactly the same, except it takes place a week later, and instead of baby jesus there's booze and fireworks. Some say it was promoted by the soviet government as a secular alternative to christmas. It just goes to show that people of all religions (or no religion) will gladly take any excuse to get time off work and get drunk.


Ye pretty much this. Only the Russians have Ded Moroz and he looks insanely badass. Both can basically be translated as Father Frost.



Oh, to add. Where I live there are basically three fat men bringing gifts and people usually decide which one they'll celebrate, usually depending on how religious they are.

Ded Moroz is the secular fat man.
Santa Claus or 'Božiček' is the so-so-in-between fat man.
St. Nicholas or 'Miklavž' is the most religious fat man.


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#39
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