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How can you celebrate christmas and not believe in God?

I have a friend that celebrates this holiday and most christian holidays but she doesn't believe. That I think is hypricritical. if you don't believe than don't celebrate these or any other holidays because this holiday is about the birth of jesus which is the son of God. I believe in god and I just started to go back to church again with my dd and I was just wondering. what does everyone else thing of those people that celebrate and don't believe?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on Dec. 5, 2012 in Religious Debate

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Answers (20)
  • NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:17 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Kudos for picking the subject that got a lot of attention here. Two years ago.
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 6:17 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Some people just like the celebration part of it. To each his own. Why should anyone have to justify celebrating whatever they please?
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 6:20 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:16 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • I can celebrate it because it was a celebration that existed long before Christianity came along. Christianity claimed it and used it for its own purposes, but it was around long before then. I can also celebrate it because I can do anything I want. I don't need the permission of any religion, its followers or its leader to do so.

    So let me ask you this: If you don't believe in any of the things that the holiday stood for before Christianity came along and changed it, why do you still do things like use a Christmas tree or use the colors red and green?
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 6:18 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • *sigh* dammit, I fell into the trap, didn't I?

    Ugh. Off to do something constructive and useful.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 6:18 PM on Dec. 5, 2012


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    theMOMmission

    Answer by theMOMmission at 6:23 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Anon troll
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:16 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • Some just do Santa
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:16 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

  • How can you think and type at the same time?
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 6:19 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

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