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Post by B. W. » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:15 pm

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Do Atheists enjoy having Christmas Day off work?
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Post by B. W. » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:02 pm

B. W. wrote:-
Do Atheists enjoy having Christmas Day off work?
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You know - I have never had an Atheist answer this question...

interesting y:-?
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Post by CeT-To » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:39 am

Probably yes LOL Christmas has become a secular holiday, the Christmas image for the most part isn't baby Jesus but its Santa. Where i live i don't see anything on TV mentioning Jesus on Christmas holidays only about getting presents and material objects.
But joy and happiness in you to all who seek you! Let them ceaselessly cry,"Great is Yahweh" who love your saving power. Psalm 40:16

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Post by kmr » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:44 pm

@Cet-To:

Except Charlie Brown Christmas!!! :ebiggrin:
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Post by CeT-To » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:12 am

LOL EASTER BEAGLE FTW xD ..the easter one is the best :P
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Post by zackabba1 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:00 pm

Yeah, I think they enjoy getting the presents and all that. Sadly, it seems, many "Christians" have turned to this as well.

One tiny (well, not really) little nitpick I have is that no one seems to get the story of the Birth of Jesus right, or at least the Nativity scenes don't. I'm not saying everyone, but it seems like many people I've met don't know that the "Star of Bethlehem" didn't lead the "wise men" all the way to Bethlehem. They had to stop and ask for directions (and they were men, so it had to be extremely hard XD Just kidding, I'm one too). Or that there were more than just three wise men, etc.

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Post by J.Davis » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:20 am

B. W. wrote:-
Do Atheists enjoy having Christmas Day off work?
Yeah, they are use to enjoying everything God has provided without giving him credit or thanking him, I’m sure Christmas is the same.

God loves the Atheist!! y>:D<
Huh, a beam in my eye? No, you're mistaken. Let's just say that this patch keeps things....interesting.

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Post by ryeguy123 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:56 am

Yes everybody loves getting presents :ebiggrin: I know christmas is a christian holiday but it is now been ruined by all the advertisment

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Post by bigTop » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:44 pm

I guess I'll be the token atheist and answer.

Yeah.. I like having Christmas Day off.. I also like having Thanksgiving, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day etc. off too...

Atheists don't believe, it doesn't mean we don't like spending time with the family, giving and receiving gifts, eating a hot meal, and relaxing.. I even bow my head during grace... Just because I don't believe in God, doesn't mean I'm not thankful for everything I get.. I just believe that ONLY through my own actions, and kindness of others, have I achieved all I have.
I don't need to thank a Santa without the red suit for everything I have :P

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Post by neo-x » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:40 am

I don't need to thank a Santa without the red suit for everything I have
That doesn't mean the gift giver is not there :ewink:
It would be a blessing if they missed the cairns and got lost on the way back. Or if
the Thing on the ice got them tonight.

I could only turn and stare in horror at the chief surgeon.
Death by starvation is a terrible thing, Goodsir, continued Stanley.
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Post by Jonouchi Katsuya » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:31 pm

B. W. wrote:-
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Actually, in Japan, people celebrate Christmas by giving each other presents (something Buddhism values)- It is not just for Christians anymore... Actually, some have argued and would be right to point out that Christmas traditions are a compilation of traditions handed down from other religions that Christianity was competing against at the time. Most notably Paganism.

I feel Christmas is not the Christian holiday everyone pretends. ^.^' But that is OK. It is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends and I enjoy it every year!
Hi I am a Buddhist and I seek enlightenment. I do not know everything. I do not pretend to know everything. I desire strongly to discuss the Bible as you see it. Please correct me when I get something wrong.

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Post by bigTop » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:35 pm

Jonouchi Katsuya wrote:
B. W. wrote:-
Do Atheists enjoy having Christmas Day off work?
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Actually, in Japan, people celebrate Christmas by giving each other presents (something Buddhism values)- It is not just for Christians anymore... Actually, some have argued and would be right to point out that Christmas traditions are a compilation of traditions handed down from other religions that Christianity was competing against at the time. Most notably Paganism.

I feel Christmas is not the Christian holiday everyone pretends. ^.^' But that is OK. It is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends and I enjoy it every year!
^^ This

and, not to derail the topic.. But, wasn't it shown or proven, (I remember seeing some program about it on TV a few years back) that during the years missing in the bible of Jesus' life, Jesus supposedly traveled to the orient? I could be totally wrong here, and please correct me if I'm wrong..

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Post by neo-x » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:09 am

Jesus supposedly traveled to the orient? I could be totally wrong here, and please correct me if I'm wrong..
Yup, that is wrong...sometimes media does pieces like this without any shred of evidence. Just because you don't have any proof of my existence before I joined this forum, doesn't mean I was playing golf with Mr.woods. You could say, I could have, but that doesn't mean I did. Unless I say so or indicate there is no way to ascertain this kind of information, and if that is the case then let us stick to what is known, because what is not known, could not be established by any means as proven or having any evidence of.
It would be a blessing if they missed the cairns and got lost on the way back. Or if
the Thing on the ice got them tonight.

I could only turn and stare in horror at the chief surgeon.
Death by starvation is a terrible thing, Goodsir, continued Stanley.
And with that we went below to the flame-flickering Darkness of the lower deck
and to a cold almost the equal of the Dante-esque Ninth Circle Arctic Night
without.


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Post by kmr » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:35 pm

Well, christmas isn't exactly a "christian" holiday... at least, not anymore. It started out as a pagan holiday, and the church picked it for religious celebration. But the holiday now is still only christian for those christians who want to celebrate Christ... otherwise, it is just another holiday... :(
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Post by Murray » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:02 pm

I truley do not understand christmas..... Jesus was most likely born in the spring and just celebrate his birth near roman pagan holidays just so we could celebrate while the romans were.
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