34
   

Do all you atheists and agnostics celebrate christmas?

 
 
Setanta
 
  2  
Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 07:57 am
@Scatologist,
No one knows if there ever really was a Jesus, let alone when he might have been born. It is utter bullshit that Palestine would have been cold in December 2000 years ago. Thanksgiving was established in 1863 by Lincoln as a religiously plural, religious holiday.
0 Replies
 
McTag
 
  3  
Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2010 08:54 am
@Scatologist,

Quote:
Jesus Christ was actually born in March. Palestine would have been friggin' cold in December.


So babies don't come out until the weather warms up a bit?

I didn't know that.
0 Replies
 
auroreII
 
  1  
Reply Fri 24 Dec, 2010 09:59 am
Peace on earth , Goodwill toward men.
edgarblythe
 
  4  
Reply Fri 24 Dec, 2010 11:15 am
After we divorced, my ex wife joined the Jehovah Witness church. My kids came home from visiting her one day, saying she told them she was not giving them any more Christmas gifts. It is not Jesus's birthday, so no reason to celebrate. I explained it to the kids, so they could explain to her: If you know a child, but nobody knows when he was born, you arbitrarily pick a day for him to celebrate, out of human decency. So it is with Jesus. Why nitpick a poor kid out of something as special as their own birth?

I am not certain how that turned out, because of a number of factors I don't care to mention.
George
 
  3  
Reply Fri 24 Dec, 2010 01:55 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe, that's about the best explanation of Christmas in December that
I've ever heard. I lift my extra-noggy eggnog in a toast!
To light in darkness, warmth in cold, hope in despair
and a birthday party for every boy and girl!
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Fri 24 Dec, 2010 02:04 pm
@George,
Merry Christmas. Have another eggnog. Razz
0 Replies
 
Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Fri 24 Dec, 2010 02:08 pm
@auroreII,
auroreII wrote:

Peace on earth , Goodwill toward men.


It's a long shot but certainly worth the hope and effort.

Merry Christmas auroreII
0 Replies
 
JPB
 
  2  
Reply Fri 24 Dec, 2010 02:13 pm
@George,
George wrote:

edgarblythe, that's about the best explanation of Christmas in December that
I've ever heard. I lift my extra-noggy eggnog in a toast!
To light in darkness, warmth in cold, hope in despair
and a birthday party for every boy and girl!



Hear, hear!
0 Replies
 
egalbraith
 
  1  
Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 08:23 pm
Hell no! Dont' chase bunnies at easter either.
0 Replies
 
Calais
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Jan, 2011 12:45 pm
@auroreII,
Sorry was Christmas a Christian Celebration? news to me.
0 Replies
 
Krumple
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Jan, 2011 01:27 pm
@auroreII,
Well I am an athiest but I don't see christmas as being religious at all. The irony is that most hard core christians object to christmas anyways. For me it is much more secular than it has any sort of religousness to it. Sure there is the mythical biblical story of jesus's birth but pretty much we all know he was not born on dec 25th anyways. I guess to prevent this from becoming a long explanation, sure I celebrate it but not in any sort of religious way or meaning.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

The Holly Jolly Christmas Thread - Discussion by edgarblythe
'Tis the season... - Discussion by Nick Ashley
The War on Christmas. - Discussion by Diest TKO
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Discussion by edgarblythe
A Thread to Express Love of Christmas - Discussion by edgarblythe
Lets have a geeky christmas! - Discussion by tsarstepan
Does your office do Christmas? - Discussion by tsarstepan
What Christmas Means To Me - Question by blueveinedthrobber
 
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 10/20/2019 at 05:42:53