Why do Atheist celebrate any holiday?

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    Hi all!! It is your friendly non-beliver asking the question that sure to burn in your soul, Chi, or voodou doll

    Why do Atheist celebrate any holidays?

    They don't believe in god. They don't believe in spirits. They don't believe in anything that is not as clear as the skin on their nose! In fact they probably didn't hbelieve they have skin on their nose until after they cut it off and sent it to some lab!!

    Why do the religious tolerate the non-religious celebration of their holiday? Is it not time the religious take it back from the nasty God-trashing atheist horde, or do you think it is ok to invite others to your holiday celebrations as a matter of appreciation or other!!.
     
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    Any excuse to party...
     
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    holidays are times (days, weekends) that we can get together with our family and friends

    you don't have to believe in god in order to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends


    i'm an atheist and the Christmas holiday season is my favorite time of the year!

    one of my favorite activities is driving around with the fam and looking at all the christmas lights
     
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    Yeah, yeah yeah, you say that about Christmas, but what about Easter,huh?

    Do you celebrate that?
     
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    Why celebrate any holiday?

    a few reasons.

    it is fun.

    Paid days off work are always nice.

    Midwinter and spring festivals predated christianity or Islam.
    the holidays are not religious holidays no matter what BillO says.
     
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    The easter bunny? Hiding easter eggs? The candy?

    Watching the littleuns hunting for eggs and the dog finding them first is always fun.
    Not sure what this has to do with religion though.
     
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    Don't believe in spirits?!?

    :wtf:

    Of course we believe in spirits!!!

    Vodka is a spirit

    Rum is a spirit

    Tequila is a spirit with a funny accent

    Even pussy drinks like Irish Cream are spirits!

    Then there's our favorite spirit:

    Jack Daniels - Americas favorite liquid panty remover​
     
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    yes.


    but not RELIGIOUSLY

    again...

    it is a recognized day/weeked for the fam to get together.


    we don't recognize the religious nature of the day...

    we just get together and have a fun family day

    same with thanksgiving

    no matter what we all do during the course of the year we ALWAYS get together on easter, christmas, thanksgiving and the 4th of july

    not believing in god doesn't mean we don't believe in close families
     
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    Christmas stopped being a religious holiday a long time ago.

    Same with Easter.
     

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