Religion is not Necessary

Religion is not Necessary

There are 27 comments on the CNN story from Dec 9, 2011, titled Religion is not Necessary. In it, CNN reports that:

I am an Atheist and I am raising my kids without religion. I think of Christmas as mainly a cultural tradition and a celebration of winter.

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Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#21 Mar 3, 2012
A reason to party is a reason to party.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#22 Mar 3, 2012
Session_Whine wrote:
<quoted text>You don't need to believe in such Deity unless you are celebrating the holiday. Because otherwise you are celebrating the birth of nobody. Which is moronic.
Celebrating the Holiday doesn't require any belief whatsoever. A time of coming together, sharing food, drink, presents and the company of friends and family is in itself enough of a reason to celebrate without having to believe in any Deity to do so, there's nothing moronic about that.
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#23 Mar 3, 2012
I too said that but SOMEBODY just had to say the same thing with more self-indulgence.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#24 Mar 3, 2012
Jumper wrote:
I too said that but SOMEBODY just had to say the same thing with more self-indulgence.
Simply because you aren't bright enough to use a better vocabulary doesn't make another's post self-indulgent. Maybe once you grow up and quit acting like a spoiled brat others will pay attention to what you have to say on a subject.
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#25 Mar 3, 2012
SOME people that I do not wish to name on this thread,seem to have a over-inflated sense of superiority.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#26 Mar 3, 2012
Jumper wrote:
SOME people that I do not wish to name on this thread,seem to have a over-inflated sense of superiority.
You seem to have a severe inferiority complex, perhaps you should seek therapy for that and your obvious jealousy of anyone with a better vocabulary than your own.
joX

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#27 Mar 5, 2012
believer wrote:
Sorry to hear that. Christmas is so much more than celebrating winter-what ever that means. Why can't you believe in God?
If you mean the Abrahamic 'God', then no we don't believe in him. As you are on a Pagan forum, you should be aware of that very important fact. We believe in the sacred feminine a Goddess with her consort the God (as in both Female and Male, as it should have always been). Without one, we cannot have the other....makes sense eh? Christmas is a lovely time but traditionally it is known as Yule (pre-Christian. Yule celebrations are ancient in origin. I could also say to you; why don't you have understanding and tolerance for other equally important faiths?

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