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Can I ask/no drama just wondering...

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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 If you are an atheist. How do you spend the holidays? Do you celebrate other holidays or do gift giving in another way during the year.

Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.  ~Bruce Crampton


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by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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rennez
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:15 PM

good question.  here's a bump.  i'd love to know!

prncssinwaiting
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:17 PM

most celebrate like everyone else they just leave religion out of it. 

Thinkpink87
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:20 PM

bump now i'm curious also 

night.magic
by Chicken Nugget on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:23 PM

 Okay, I have wondered, my brother is athiest, but still buys gifts at Christmas. I was thinking there would be a different way to celebrate.

Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.  ~Bruce Crampton


Pink and Yellow ButterflyYellow and Blue ButterflyGreen and Yellow ButterflyPurple and Yellow Butterfly

Juliekat23
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:23 PM

My sister is Atheist and she celebrates the holidays right with everyone else.  She just doesn't get into the religious part of it.  The commercialism is what she celebrates, I guess.  Lacking a better word?  We are all different religions and when under the same roof we just focus on the family togetherness part and keep our religious views at the door for hometime.  Keeps the peace very well!! 




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shecallsmemom04
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:25 PM

we celebrate christmas, but we don't celebrate it as a religious holiday.

it actually origionated as pagan, and it's not Christ's birthday anyway. 

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KyliesMom5
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:27 PM

I believe in god however i do not worship. I just am not a religous person. But I celebrate Christmas just like everyone else.  Christmas is about family, friends and our traditions.  It is more then a religious holiday.  It is a magical time of year to me. 

night.magic
by Chicken Nugget on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Yea, that's how my family is, we don't do the religious stuff. We just enjoy each others company, good food and spirits. We don't go all out on gifts. I'm not into organized religion. But I am a believer, more the spiritual believer. My husbands side however are all about their church and prayer and stuff, I always feel out of the loop with all of them.

Quoting Juliekat23:

My sister is Atheist and she celebrates the holidays right with everyone else.  She just doesn't get into the religious part of it.  The commercialism is what she celebrates, I guess.  Lacking a better word?  We are all different religions and when under the same roof we just focus on the family togetherness part and keep our religious views at the door for hometime.  Keeps the peace very well!! 


Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.  ~Bruce Crampton


Pink and Yellow ButterflyYellow and Blue ButterflyGreen and Yellow ButterflyPurple and Yellow Butterfly

night.magic
by Chicken Nugget on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:29 PM

I understand. I find Easter more Christ's oriented. Christmas is just made to feel too materialistic. Christmas depresses me.

Quoting shecallsmemom04:

we celebrate christmas, but we don't celebrate it as a religious holiday.

it actually origionated as pagan, and it's not Christ's birthday anyway. 


Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.  ~Bruce Crampton


Pink and Yellow ButterflyYellow and Blue ButterflyGreen and Yellow ButterflyPurple and Yellow Butterfly

excougarmama
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 10:29 PM

My brother is also an athiest and he celebrates family during that time. Spending time together doing all the same traditions, he just doesnt bow his head during grace (although is very very respectful) and doesnt attend church with us. (He is usually Santa)

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