Why does an Atheist celebrate Christmas?
by Sheila Path McMahon
We celebrate christmas because we love life. If all our loved ones celebrate something, we want to celebrate with them. We can celebrate our love for our loved ones, we can celebrate our time together, we can even celebrate the great ideals that are embodied in the idea of christmas. I think that’s as legitimate a reason as any.
Doesn’t really matter to me that I stopped going to church when I was 17, I still have celebrated christmas every year. Sometimes I have felt guilty, but when you think about it, who am I accountable to for celebrating something that I don’t really believe the basis of? Only myself. And why would I deny myself the opportunity to show love and be loved? That would be counterintuitive.
🙂 I got good gifts from my husby. Mostly cds, which is slightly suspicious because he really likes music, so it’s almost like they’re for him. But he did get me some Beastie Boys, and I know that’s not for himself. ;0 kbye sheila