Poll: Should atheists celebrate holidays with religious roots?
No, absolutely not.
Yes, as long as they're not celebrating any religious aspects.
Yes, even celebrating religious themes are okay since we view it as myth anda re able to separate out fact from fiction and choose to celebrate in this way out of family tradition.
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14-11-2017, 12:51 PM
Should atheists celebrate holidays with religious roots?
Here you go Syz and adey. Now stay the fuck out of my Thanksgiving recipe thread Drinking Beverage Tongue Laugh out load Just kidding Wink

Seriously though, I think it is a good debate question just one not intermingled amongst recipes for roasted brussels sprouts and cranberries and maple glazed carrots Wink

So...Should atheists celebrate holidays with religious roots? Feel free to comment, answer the poll, or both.

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14-11-2017, 12:57 PM
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Also, I would like to update my poll to include multiple voting options. I'm not sure how to do it?

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14-11-2017, 12:59 PM
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(14-11-2017 12:51 PM)jennybee Wrote:  Here you go Syz and adey. Now stay the fuck out of my Thanksgiving recipe thread Drinking Beverage Tongue Laugh out load Just kidding Wink

Seriously though, I think it is a good debate question just one not intermingled amongst recipes for roasted brussels sprouts and cranberries and maple glazed carrots Wink

So...Should atheists celebrate holidays with religious roots? Feel free to comment, answer the poll, or both.

> The religious roots of most holidays are actually pagan in origin and were stolen by the Church at later dates. With this in mind, their religious significance can be, for the most part, ignored, except as an historical oddity. When I get together with my family for Xmas, it is more of a celebration of Saturnalia than the birth of Christ. Historically, Xmas was originally a holy day of obligation, not a day for feasting and gift-giving. Consider
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14-11-2017, 12:59 PM
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As long as I get stuff, we should. Tongue

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14-11-2017, 01:06 PM
Should atheists celebrate holidays with religious roots?
Atheists "should" do whatever they wish in regard to holidays as there is no atheist code forbidding celebrating christmas.

I never seen much of religion in christmas, just too much food, annoying family members visiting and cleaning the already clean house. It's for these reasons I don't really celebrate christmas. Whatever religious roots they have are immaterial.

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14-11-2017, 01:12 PM
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(14-11-2017 12:51 PM)jennybee Wrote:  So...Should atheists celebrate holidays with religious roots?

Why not? So long as it's not required to celebrate, why not let them choose?
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14-11-2017, 01:17 PM
Should atheists celebrate holidays with religious roots?
For me, it’s always been more about family than baby Jesus anyway.
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14-11-2017, 01:26 PM
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14-11-2017, 01:30 PM
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(14-11-2017 01:12 PM)RobbyPants Wrote:  
(14-11-2017 12:51 PM)jennybee Wrote:  So...Should atheists celebrate holidays with religious roots?

Why not? So long as it's not required to celebrate, why not let them choose?

This is my feeling on it. Well, that and Bucky's point Laugh out load Tongue

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14-11-2017, 01:30 PM
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(14-11-2017 12:59 PM)Gwaithmir Wrote:  
(14-11-2017 12:51 PM)jennybee Wrote:  Here you go Syz and adey. Now stay the fuck out of my Thanksgiving recipe thread Drinking Beverage Tongue Laugh out load Just kidding Wink

Seriously though, I think it is a good debate question just one not intermingled amongst recipes for roasted brussels sprouts and cranberries and maple glazed carrots Wink

So...Should atheists celebrate holidays with religious roots? Feel free to comment, answer the poll, or both.

> The religious roots of most holidays are actually pagan in origin and were stolen by the Church at later dates. With this in mind, their religious significance can be, for the most part, ignored, except as an historical oddity. When I get together with my family for Xmas, it is more of a celebration of Saturnalia than the birth of Christ. Historically, Xmas was originally a holy day of obligation, not a day for feasting and gift-giving. Consider

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