Do atheists participate at christmas

Do atheists participate at christmas

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THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#1 Dec 11, 2013
Just wondering if atheists actually give and recieve presents at Christmas. If so, does this make them hypocrites? If not, do they politely decline by telling friends,family or even their children why? Think it would piss them off if christians started a CHILDREN OF PRIMATES TOY DRIVE? LOL
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THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#3 Dec 11, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
Shocking that you're completely wrong about your own religion again. Christmas much like most Christian holidays absorbed pagan holidays. Gift giving during this time of year predates your religion.
No shyt sherlock. Christ wasnt even born in december you libturd. He was born in september.The christmas tree was a german invention.And they werent even used here until many decades ago.Just about every christian holiday is filled with pagan rituals.Theres actually only 7 rituals that christians are supposed to observe and they're based on jewish customs.Shocking that you'd jump the gun again and assume i didnt know you dumb sob.But thats wasnt the question was it. Shocking as well that you cant stay focused you bi polar retard.LOL
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Paws

Huntington, WV

#5 Dec 12, 2013
The Poet won't be alone. He has his Glenn Beck blow-up doll to keep him company. They'll exchange gifts of tin foil hats, the Poet will cook a lovely dinner Vienna Sausages and pork rinds, then he'll make sweet, sweet love to inflatable Glenn.
Ben2

Huntington, WV

#6 Dec 12, 2013
Now I'm confused , isn't this thread about Atheists ? Zaphoid went on a spill about a pagan holiday blah blah blah which of course has nothing to do with an Atheist since they believe in NO GOD and pagans do . Seems like he gets things twisted . And YES giving a gift does have something to do with Christian Christmas . The Wise Men brought Baby Jesus gifts . Hence the tradition. So even non believers partake in a Christian holiday and yes that makes them hypocrites .
Paws

Huntington, WV

#7 Dec 12, 2013
Ben2 wrote:
Now I'm confused , isn't this thread about Atheists ? Zaphoid went on a spill about a pagan holiday blah blah blah which of course has nothing to do with an Atheist since they believe in NO GOD and pagans do . Seems like he gets things twisted . And YES giving a gift does have something to do with Christian Christmas . The Wise Men brought Baby Jesus gifts . Hence the tradition. So even non believers partake in a Christian holiday and yes that makes them hypocrites .
Gift giving is not unique to Christians and Christmas. It was an important part of the Roman celebration of Saturnalia. A wintertime holiday when gifts were exchanged on December 23.
wow

Huntington, WV

#8 Dec 12, 2013
I think the confusion arose when POET lumped all non-Christians together under the "atheist" umbrella. Zaphod just read through the fuzzy language and answered the intended question. Naturally, POET couldn't respond with anything except name-calling and expletives, which (as we all know) is the mark of true intelligence.(note to poet: that was sarcasm)
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Gosh

Huntington, WV

#10 Dec 12, 2013
Sure atheists participate in Christmas. They celebrate the secular spirit of the season rather than the sacred perspective. Santa Claus didn't come from the Bible.

So what?
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THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#12 Dec 12, 2013
Paws wrote:
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Gift giving is not unique to Christians and Christmas. It was an important part of the Roman celebration of Saturnalia. A wintertime holiday when gifts were exchanged on December 23.
So which one have you adopted as an excuse for gift giving? LOL
THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#13 Dec 12, 2013
wow wrote:
I think the confusion arose when POET lumped all non-Christians together under the "atheist" umbrella. Zaphod just read through the fuzzy language and answered the intended question. Naturally, POET couldn't respond with anything except name-calling and expletives, which (as we all know) is the mark of true intelligence.(note to poet: that was sarcasm)
You libs cant seem to stay focused and on task can you?LOL
The thread didnt ask for the origins of christmas.
Follow the fine print.Duh
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Gosh

Huntington, WV

#15 Dec 12, 2013
Megan Nicole wrote:
They cannot celebrate CHRISTmas since they do not honor Jesus Christ Son of God. Our Lord and Savior.
Sure they can. It's been a long time since Christ was the focus of Christmas in America.

Christmas is about money.
Gosh

Huntington, WV

#16 Dec 12, 2013
Maybe they can celebrate the Winter Holiday.
THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#17 Dec 12, 2013
Paws wrote:
The Poet won't be alone. He has his Glenn Beck blow-up doll to keep him company. They'll exchange gifts of tin foil hats, the Poet will cook a lovely dinner Vienna Sausages and pork rinds, then he'll make sweet, sweet love to inflatable Glenn.
You must be getting glen confused with your rachael maddow blow up.They are similar you know.Both are males.
Gosh

Huntington, WV

#18 Dec 12, 2013
THE LAST WARRIOR POET wrote:
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You must be getting glen confused with your rachael maddow blow up.They are similar you know.Both are males.
Both are males huh? What a clever little boy you are Poet and right here at Christmas to boot.
Ben2

United States

#19 Dec 12, 2013
One of the most ironic things is that Non Believers of Christ always use the Ancient Pagan holidays to denounce our Christian Holidays . But at the same time always try to denounce Christianity saying it's an ancient religion and nonsense . However will pull the Ancient Pagan holidays out as defense against ours even though now they are using ancient religion to argue another ..... Yes once again .... Hypocrites
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THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#21 Dec 12, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
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The point is that these traditions predate Christianity genius. We're just informing you guys that you don't own the holidays. You just claimed them as your own. I don't need to be religious to spend time with my family at the end of the year. If anyone is a ahypocrite it's Christians claiming that the reason for the holiday is the birth of your savior when you have no idea when he was born and using pagan symbols and traditions as your own.
What are you getting for christmas, a chemistry set? A wicca doll? Grandmothers heirloom bible perhaps? Afterall,you do like reading fiction dont you? LOL
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THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#23 Dec 12, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
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What point are you trying to make? That you're an idiot? Mission accomplished.
And yeah. I've read the bible a cpl of times. It is good fiction.
Like you,no point made.In your case, mission aborted.
anon

Huntington, WV

#24 Dec 12, 2013
I'm an atheist and I celebrate Christmas.
You don't have to be a Christian to celebrate Christmas. I come from a non Christian country and they celebrate Christmas.
It's more about being together with your loved ones.
Gosh

Huntington, WV

#25 Dec 12, 2013
Happy Holidays gang!
Good News

Huntington, IN

#26 Dec 12, 2013
Actually everybody is wrong.

Christianity only has two traditions. Baptism and communion. People who converted to Christianity did not ignore thier past seasonal traditions and way of celebrating different events. I seen hispanics celebrate Christmas with piniata`s. It doesn`t mean Christianity stole or borrowed their traditions.

Yule Logs, wreaths, decorating Christmas trees etc all have their place in multiple societies that do not contradict any Christian belief. Many people just continued thier own traditions after conversion.

However affiliating a past tradition with the Christmas spin on it does not make it Christian. Many atheists can openly partake in seasonal festivities without being hypocritical.

So if you believe Christians "stole" traditions, you`re wrong. There is only two. Baptism and communion. If you believe Athiests can not celebrate seasonal "holidays" you are qiuet wrong too.
Ben2

Huntington, WV

#27 Dec 12, 2013
Good News wrote:
Actually everybody is wrong.

Christianity only has two traditions. Baptism and communion. People who converted to Christianity did not ignore thier past seasonal traditions and way of celebrating different events. I seen hispanics celebrate Christmas with piniata`s. It doesn`t mean Christianity stole or borrowed their traditions.

Yule Logs, wreaths, decorating Christmas trees etc all have their place in multiple societies that do not contradict any Christian belief. Many people just continued thier own traditions after conversion.

However affiliating a past tradition with the Christmas spin on it does not make it Christian. Many atheists can openly partake in seasonal festivities without being hypocritical.

So if you believe Christians "stole" traditions, you`re wrong. There is only two. Baptism and communion. If you believe Athiests can not celebrate seasonal "holidays" you are qiuet wrong too.
Well I stand corrected , and I actually enjoyed your reply . Simple yet speaks volumes . Thanks

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