Can Easter and Christmas be celebrated without religion?
My husband is catholic....not practicing. I've seen him go to church maybe 3 times since we have been together. Yes, he does believe in God but has never done anything else.
I'm an atheist but still celebrate holidays. It's not for the religion but for the tradition and family that I know and have created.
Well, DH suddenly wants the girls to pray before bed and stuff. I told him (BEFORE we got togethere and got married) that if he is going to teach him his religion and his life with God, then I'm also going to teach them my life without a God along with other religions and spiritualities.
I have been talking very openly to my girls about why I don't believe in God and how I think differently than others. He hasn't said much or done much until now (we are having problems in our marriage).
So, he thinks that it's stupid of me to celebrate Christmas and Easter if I don't believe in God. This morning, I told the girls that the Easter bunny is coming and he said, "I thought you didn't celebrate that." Ummm....I CELEBRATE it...I just don't celebrate the religion.
So....this could be controversial......do you think Easter and Christmas can be celebrated without religion?