Atheists and Christmas
So, I went to a party yesterday and was having a discussion about Christmas with two girls. One of the girls told me that I shouldn't celebrate x-mas because I was an atheist and I replied that was bullshit. (Bear in mind that when this conversation occurred I was three sheets to the wind) I explained that it's more of a cultural and family thing for me rather than religious. I also explained that Christians took a lot from the pagans for the traditions as well. I was called a hypocrite and told I shouldn't exchange gifts or celebrate x-mas. Mind you, this is coming from a girl who says she is Jewish but only her father's side of the family is Jewish. She got pissed when I told her that technically, she's not Jewish since it passes from the mother.
Anyway, I don't think there is anything wrong with a non-religious person getting together with their families and exchanging gifts on Dec. 25. I have the time off from work and it's fun. So what's the big deal?
Is there anyone here who doesn't celebrate x-mas in a secular sense? Do you not spend time with family or friends? Exchange gifts?
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