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Do people who don't believe in God celebrate Christmas?

If so, on the basis of what? Since essentially Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, and I presume if you don't believe in God, you don't believe in Jesus either

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Asked by BoundHearts at 11:02 AM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:04 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Because it is also a commercialized holiday.


    Answer by older at 11:04 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • The actual Christmas was a pagan holiday it means different things to different people maybe this is the time they come together or help other people or donate their time.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 11:05 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • yes. Do you not do Santa and the gift thing?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:05 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I don't believe in god, and yes we do celebrate Christmas. Both of our families do believe and celebrate, we see it as a time for being with family,celebrating the year, giving and sharing with others. It is a fun season, and we enjoy it.


    Answer by mommom2000 at 11:05 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • of course they do.... so many christians have commercialized and turned it into a santa clause holiday that I know athiests and jews that do the whole santa thing.  same thing with easter and the easter bunny,

    you dont see chanika (?sp) commercialized to the point of no meaning or yom kippur.

    it is horrid what (some) christians have done to their own religion.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • i celebrate it for the same reasons as you OP, but im educated enough to know atheists and people of other religions that don't believe in God also celebrate it, and typically it's from the Santa aspect. Christmas, for some, isn't all about Christ. nor does it have to be. im fine celebrating it the way i celebrate it and im fine with others celebrating it the way the want to. im not posessive because it's not "my" holiday. it doesn't have to be celebrated my way.

    Answer by tnm786 at 11:08 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Sure. Since Christians failed to keep any hold at all on the sacredness of their holiday, allowed it to turn into a celebration of consumerism rather than a celebration of their Messiah, there's really nothing from keeping everyone else from participating. We can celebrate cheap, Chinese crap too.


    Answer by Jenny-talia at 11:10 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • yep i have some freind that they never beleived in God but thay do celebrate that day coz of there kids ;)

    Answer by caramelH at 11:11 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Yes, they do.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:12 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

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