Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by froggy, Nov 6, 2009.
what do they tell their children of santa claus and why they're celebrating christmas.
Whatever they want, seemingly.
do you know any atheists that celebrate christmas...christmas started off as a pagan holiday that was co-opted by the religious crowd....neither santa or christmas trees or the concept of giving gifts is of christian origin....
I know several and I consider it extremely hypocritical. The should celebrate festivus or invent their own damn holiday. I've actually heard people say that "Christ" has nothing to do with Christmas.
You mean they shouldn't steal a holiday from a religion that stole it from another religion because that would be like.... stealing?
so your saying they don't exchange gifts or buy their children presents.
Does it bother you if they do?
For the seemingly ignorant and/or oblivious...
Yule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yule or Yule-tide is a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic peoples as a pagan religious festival, though it was later absorbed into, and equated with, the Christian festival of Christmas.
would they be hypocrites if they did, what message does the child get there?
The Pagan Origins of Christmas
Separate names with a comma.