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Old 12-07-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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Just curious. Perhaps Easter, too.


I'm curious why? Kids? Family? Friends?
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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We already have an active thread on this topic:
Do you celebrate Christmas?
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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We already have an active thread on this topic:
Do you celebrate Christmas?
I'm very sorry...I didn't realize that. I knew there was a similar one over in the Christianity forum.

Mods, please feel free to give this thread the boot.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Of course I celebrate christmas, the grandkids look forward to it all year, all the presents, tons of food, exchanging gifts, a whole houseful of people laughing, eating, picking on each other good naturedly. The dogs get fed all sorts of scraps and have kids of their own energy level to play with, I truly enjoy watching them run around chasing each other, laughing. We exchange presents, I usually have a box of really good chocolates to share, it evaporates quickly. I make no pretense of this being a religious celebration, rather, it is our family time, feasting, fun, festivities and furry critters. The German Shepherds are larger than half of the grand kids and quite protective of the children, it's a lot of fun to watch.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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yes.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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It was very odd when a young person described me as an atheist..because as he put it - "You don't believe in religion" - I guess he was right - I do believe in God and have great respect and love for Jesus Christ...so I do take into account the birth of this beautiful and devine wise man...as for shopping and all that stuff...I will probably recieve gifts ( everyone likes that) - but I am to poor to grant gifts ...and even if I had a lot of cash - shopping is work and you are supposed to take it easy at Christmas... Family will gather - we will eat and drink..and it does not matter if we are rich or poor - cos the bottom line is - Christmas is the celebration of love - the celebration of family - the celebration of all that is good in the world...so I am going to celebrate..even though I believe that the commerical world may have destroyed Chistimas - BUT - put consumerism aside - In the core of all we all understand what the holy day is about..atheist - and believer - know that it is a good thing..so celebrate - Better to be happy than gloomy and hateful and complain that Chistmas has been ruined - cos it has not...Christmas is a very powerful thing...The idea behind it all...is wonderful!
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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Christmas is a secular tradition to a lot of people. It is largely secular even to a lot of christians.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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lots of people celebrate christmas, to them it's just a day to get together, give gifts, eat...no particular religion is attached to it anymore for many..
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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Yes!! When else can you get such good deals?
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:28 PM
 
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yes if it was a christian faith the high days you mention 1 was stolen from pagans 2 they have become secular in many aspects. i taught my kids on many faiths a it will be up to them to chose. pluse i love the secluar christ mas joy and the candy at easter
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