Do Atheists celebrate Christmas and Easter?
If they celebrate what are the reasons if they are not believers of God? I am not judging anyone I am just curious.
I am not an atheist, but do have some family friends who are. Most of them celebrate Christmas, but not Easter. They say christmas is a tradition and has nothing to do with religion!
As both festivals are religious and pagan in origin, logically they shouldn't; however, as both festivals involve enjoying yoursellf, why not.
i celebrate both and it's for my kids. i don't push them into their beliefs so they kind of believe in god due to school and TV. also i don't want them to get bugged at school from christian kids and their parents.
I think that they do, mainly for the social aspect of it all, and the gift giving is an additional perk.
I'm an atheist, and I celebrate Christmas (used to get Easter baskets as a kid, but no religion-related stuff). For me Christmas is more about being with family, baking, getting to shop for presents, and the general atmosphere of the season
Of course we do!!!!! .... We're not so dumb that we're going to miss out on that visit by Santa Claus... and all the presents that HE brings..... OR, on a visit from the Easter Bunny.... with chocolate eggs and Peeps!!!!!
P.S. What does being atheist have to do with it?????
I'd say Ackman's right on target because of MickS' comment -- both right on as far as I'm concerned.
I'm an atheist and I suppose you could say I celebrate Christmas, although not in any religious sense. I see Christmas as a traditional time of year for getting together with friends and family, exchanging gifts, eating good food and just having a damn good time.
I know plenty of people from non-Christian religions who also celebrate Christmas for exactly the same reason.
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