atheist and christmas

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    what do they tell their children of santa claus and why they're celebrating christmas.
     
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    Whatever they want, seemingly. :lol:
     
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    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....
     
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    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.
     
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    You mean they shouldn't steal a holiday from a religion that stole it from another religion because that would be like.... stealing? :eusa_think:
     
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    so your saying they don't exchange gifts or buy their children presents.
     
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    Does it bother you if they do?
     
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    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.
     
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    would they be hypocrites if they did, what message does the child get there?
     
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