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I'm curious about Holidays. I see a lot of people who say Christianity is crap or they don't believe in God but they still celebrate Christmas. I'm curious about how many do this and why. No arguing! Debating is fine but no name calling. I'm not looking for a war, I am just honestly curious.

I am a Christian and I do celebrate Christmas. I believe it's a celebration of Jesus' birth, though not on the exact day. Just a celebration of His presence and what He's done for us.

Feel free to express your opinion. I don't attack, if you differ! I didn't list specific other religions because I'm BOUND to miss one!!

What's your religious affiliation and do you celebrate Christmas?

  • I'm Christian, I celebrate Christmas

    62%
  • I'm Christian, I do not celebrate Christmas

    2%
  • I affiliate with another religion (any), I do celebrate Christmas

    16%
  • I affiliate with another religion (any), I do not celebrate Christmas

    3%
  • I believe in God, but have no religious affiliation and/or do not believe in God, I do celebrate Christmas

    13%
  • I believe in God, but have no religious affiliation and/or do not believe in God, I do not celebrate Christmas

    1%
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mrsfitz05
Submitted by at 3:51 PM on Dec. 16, 2008
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What's your religious affiliation and do you celebrate Christmas?

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mrsfitz05
Submitted by at 3:51 PM on Dec. 16, 2008
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  • amy_k_in_p...
    Submitted by   at 4:36 PM on December 16, 2008

    I am a Christian who does not celebrate Christmas. I take all the holy days that I celebrate from the Bible (Leviticus 23). I am friends with people from other religions, though, and don't bash them because of the holidays they celebrate, nor do I try to make them understand why I celebrate the days that I do.

  • mesmoreyez...
    Submitted by   at 4:41 PM on December 16, 2008

    I am Jewish but my Father is Christian so we get the best of both worlds. To me Christmas is a good reason to get together with family and be thankful to be blessed with our health and happiness.

  • jms124
    Submitted by   at 4:48 PM on December 16, 2008

    I am Lutheran and my husband is Pagan, but hasn't been practicing for a few years. We celebrate Christmas, but not in a religious way. The kids and I go to church with my family on Christmas Eve but that's as religious as it gets. For us, it's a reason to have friends and family over and eat lots of good food.

  • beeky
    Submitted by   at 7:41 PM on December 16, 2008

    My husband and I are atheists and we do celebrate Christmas.


    Our family heritage is Church of England so Christmas has been celebrated in both our  families for hundreds of years.  We carry on the tradition because we enjoy it, there is just no religion in our celebrations.


    On a deeper level, December is flanked by the two most depressing months of the year.   The preparations and celebrations  throughout the month breaks up the three long, cold, dark months of winter.

  • 2autistics...
    Submitted by   at 8:56 PM on December 16, 2008

    Agnostic atheism. I do not celebrate Xmas. I celebrate Yule which was here first and later "modified" by chistains as they attempted to convert the pagans.

  • BlueOrchid...
    Submitted by   at 10:42 PM on December 16, 2008

    I couldn't answer your poll, I'm an Atheist. I celebrate Christmas, but not for the religious aspects. I celebrate the coming together of family and the many years of tradition.

  • zombie_mom...
    Submitted by   at 11:18 PM on December 16, 2008

    I'm an Atheist and I celebrate Christmas for my daughter, family and in-laws. I do it for THEM. To me, its just another day.

  • Phyreglow
    Submitted by   at 12:28 AM on December 17, 2008

    I am Pagan and we celebrate the Winter Solstice at our house and then have Christmas with the in laws.

  • stvmen88
    Submitted by   at 7:31 AM on December 17, 2008

    I'm a Christian, who very proudly celebrates CHRISTmas! We don't celebrate for gifts, or whatever else, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Doesn't matter if He was born on Dec. 25th or not. That's the date set aside to celebrate Him,and that's what we do. Of course I celebrate His birth,life,death,and resurrection every single day, but especially on Dec.25th.

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 10:43 AM on December 17, 2008

    I'm a Christian - and my family and I enjoy every minute of Christmas!!


    wreath

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