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Old 12-19-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Pflugerville
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Just curious. Perhaps Easter, too.


I'm curious why? Kids? Family? Friends?
Yes, on both counts.

I do it because both holidays can be celebrated in a completely secular manner and the country is set up in such a way that these holidays usually co-incide with vacations from work and school, so all the family is avail to get together.

If we lived in a society where almost everyone had work and school off on say, June 23rd, then I would celebrate whatever holiday June 23rd happened to be..whether I believed in it or not.

There are religious reasons for holidays, but they have secular and practical ramifications for us non religious folk.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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Just curious. Perhaps Easter, too.


I'm curious why? Kids? Family? Friends?
I celebrate the CULTURAL holiday christmas, with a christmas/yule tree, wreaths, mistletoe, etc. All of which are not CHRISTIAN by any means.

So I think I celebrate XMAS more than christmas. I do not particularly "celebrate" Easter besides getting my kids a basket or the occasional easter egg hunt (another decidedly not christian activity).
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: TX
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Of course! I celebrate both Christmas and Easter. Why? Because holidays are a great excuse to act silly, and it's so hard to start a new one and have everyone back you.

I'll go even further to say I do NOT want to say "Happy Holidays" when I mean "Merry Christmas". I don't say it on Halloween, which is a holiday. Why would I say it on Christmas? Until we change the name of Thursday to Maybetheresahammerweildinggodmaybenotday, we've no need to hide the word 'Christmas' from anybody.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Yes, I do, I believe in the spirit of christmas and easter. I do not believe a womans birth canal is a one way street and I do not believe in the dead rising. But I do believe in humanist gestures to my fellow man (and woman) which I practice not only during christmas and easter but throughout the whole year. The movie version of a christmas carol with Alastair Sim tells a very good story.
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