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If you are an Atheist & celebrate Easter, you are a hypocrite

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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That is what I was told, today, in another group. I posted this picture of my kids' Easter surprise, and drama shortly followed. It was basically the, "My religion is right, and you can't celebrate MY holiday," rhetoric that commonly takes place on CM. I'm a horrible person for buying my kids a gift on THEIR holiday. *sigh*



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by on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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tambrathegreat
by on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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Did you tell them that if you're a Christian and you're worried about what I'm doing then you' have too much time on your hands?

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Cake.Lady
by on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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One lady ADAMANTLY claimed that Easter is ONLY the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. I was like, learn your own religious history, lady. smh

Quoting tambrathegreat:

Did you tell them that if you're a Christian and you're worried about what I'm doing then you' have too much time on your hands?


The_Doodle
by Member on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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Er, Easter started out as a Pagan holiday, didn't it?

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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 It's pathetic that anyone would be so crude when you're showing pictures of your children. Real Christ like of them. smh.

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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 Yes it did.

Quoting The_Doodle:

Er, Easter started out as a Pagan holiday, didn't it?

 

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tambrathegreat
by on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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Well, come celebrate Ostara with us!  Pagans don't mind anyone at a party.

Cake.Lady
by on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I just showed that photo of their surprise. I got chewed out for calling it an "Easter" surprise. smh. 

Quoting Euphoric:

 It's pathetic that anyone would be so crude when you're showing pictures of your children. Real Christ like of them. smh.


parentalrights1
by on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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Well How many Christians really celebrate Easter for what it represents nowadays anyway?

It's not like you're preaching Jesus to the kids. It just a fun holiday and you have every right to want to take part in a holiday about an egg shitting rabit and candy.

Besides, Christians celebrate holidays all the time that truly came from other religions.

she_walk_softly
by on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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I am Muslim and eating Easter candy.....ponderous man.
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heidimoose134
by Momma Moose on Apr. 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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Oiy. I love it when people think that they have a claim on everything. Atheists can't celebrate Christmas, or Hanukkah, or Easter. Atheists can't participate in Lent. Blah blah blah. 

I see nothing wrong with Atheists embracing religious celebrations and letting their children experience them. How is it hypocritical? Just because we believe the stories to be myths doesn't mean we should have no right to celebrate them as part of our own upbringing, heritage, or community and pass them down to future generations who could potentially believe in these stories someday. 

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