Why do atheists happily accept holidays named after Gods Just wondering.

anonymous
May 20, 2015, 12:15 pm

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The debate "Why do atheists happily accept holidays named after Gods Just wondering." was started by an anonymous person on May 20, 2015, 12:15 pm. 4 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

PsychDave posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
unfitzangetsu posted 2 arguments, danielle posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

evamara, CountryBoy1776, Jamison and 1 visitor agree.
unfitzangetsu, danielle, PsychDave, soullesschicken and 3 visitors disagree.

psychdave a very good point and from there I would like ask why Christians celebrate half of the holidays they do as a lot of the holidays same with all religons of course are stolen from religions that they have surpassed and dominated throughout thier its own growth.

4 years, 6 months ago

Because that is the name of the holiday. Why do you observe Thursday when (I assume) you do not worship the Norse pantheon?

4 years, 6 months ago

I'm an atheist and I celebrate some of these holidays, Christmas for example, nowadays Christmas isn't just a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, it's now a holiday for everyone to celebrate being with family and friends etc so that's why I celebrate it.
Easter is something else I celebrate again not for religious reasons but because it has become one of nice traditions especially for children, celebrating the new life of baby animals at Easter with treasure hunts and chocolate. These events nowadays are less religious and more for families, I always think that Christmas is a magical time of the year, the lights, the atmosphere, the carols the snow, sitting in front of a fire with the decorations and a hot chocolate, being with family. My favourite time of the year, that's why we celebrate them,

4 years, 6 months ago

we accept it because that is the name they are given when we are younger and dont really have a concept of gods or religions.

and if you look buisness know lots of company's when releasing new products dor christmas and such they never reference the actual holidays name they just say " out for the holidays "

4 years, 6 months ago
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