Do Atheists celebrate Christmas and Easter?

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  1. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    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.

  2. LaThing profile image70
    LaThingposted 6 years ago

    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!

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That makes sense. It would also be nice if people did not come into the Q&A and vote a person's answer down. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. Thanks for answering the question. smile

  3. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    As both festivals are religious and pagan in origin, logically they shouldn't; however, as both festivals involve enjoying yoursellf, why not.

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Mick S: They are an interesting combination and truly the World has lost the real meaning of Christmas or any other holiday. Even though I am Christian the meaning for those of us who do believe has really been lost.

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is quite thoughtful. At least you are open-minded with your children. smile

  5. badegg profile image76
    badeggposted 6 years ago

    I think that they do, mainly for the social aspect of it all, and the gift giving is an additional perk.

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I do have to say that has what the responses have been and now at least I have the answers. smile

  6. TheLifeExperiment profile image57
    TheLifeExperimentposted 6 years ago

    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 smile

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nice! So glad you also enjoy the season and share it with family.smile

  7. ackman1465 profile image59
    ackman1465posted 6 years ago

    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?????

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The question is, " Do Atheists celebrate and why? I am not including Santa or Peter Cottontail, I am talking about the celebration directly. smile

  8. Teylina profile image59
    Teylinaposted 6 years ago

    I'd say Ackman's right on target because of MickS' comment -- both right on as far as I'm concerned.

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  9. phil2580 profile image59
    phil2580posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You responded in a positive manner. I have often wondered how people who did not believe, celebrated. Glad to know that you take family to heart and also enjoy the season embracing people you love. smile

 
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