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Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam in WV May 14, 2010. 26 Replies

     I have recently had cause to ponder the lack of established atheist holidays (etymology of the word holiday notwithstanding). I feel that there must be a number of days that are acceptable cause…Continue

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Sam in WV replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"I LUV Mythmas! What day would FESTIVUS fall on? Atheist Solidarity Day is June 21 http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=300231402267 World Humanist Day is also June 21 http://www.secularseasons.org/june/world_humanist.html"
May 14, 2010
Dale M. replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"I don't have a problem with Xmas. The Santa songs pwn the Jesus songs. Is there any sort of movement to co-opt Festivus as an Atheist holiday? FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US!!!!!!"
May 14, 2010
nick altman replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"The great thing about holidays is, they come from ancient times, and have nothing to do with the fluctuating religious connotations we attribute them. I happen to enjoy history, culture, mythology, and quite love the idea of a festival of lights in…"
May 8, 2010
James H replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"I wouldn't mind another day off from work, whether it be for Easter, Pi Day or the end of Ramadan. A day off is a day off! =)"
May 7, 2010
Callie Bookman replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"I celebrate Easter and Christmas in a very secular way. I haven't even had a tree in a long time. I do enjoy me some carols though, even though most are religious in content. I also celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. My anniversary is on the…"
May 6, 2010
Sandra Stott replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"they don't seem to teach you that in grade school."
May 6, 2010
Sandra Stott replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"We could just do what the early christians did, and take over the existing holidays and rename them to suit our own ends."
May 6, 2010
Sandra Stott replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"yummy looking! I'd like .15 of it please?"
May 6, 2010
Lorryslorrys replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"Sorry, what's wrong with Christmas? Maybe the names a bit scu-wif, but the rest is good traditional merriment. And pi days a bit too insular as well. It only real means anything to euclidean-space lovers."
May 6, 2010
Goz replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"Yes it does! I'll have a slice of that.. I'd suggest we celebrate the summer solstice...And Darwin's birthday."
May 6, 2010
Little Name Atheist replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"The older I get, the more I prefer the company of the resident felines over most people."
May 6, 2010
Little Name Atheist replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"US Thanksgiving does not fill the bill if you know anything about the actual history of the holiday. A Day of Atonement would be more appropriate. I doubt very much that the Wampanoag refered to themselves as pagans, or that they do now."
May 6, 2010
feralboy12 replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"I have my own personal set of holidays based on important and/or memorable events in my life. For example, May 8 is Fish Day, based on something that happened in 1972 (I won't bore you with the details). Of course, these are solo celebrations,…"
May 1, 2010
Becca replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"I certainly think you should be able to get for example Pi day off if you celebrate it. It is completely unfair that a request such as you mentioned probably would not be taken seriously by most employers. In this respect I certainly agree with you."
Mar 30, 2010
Matthew Macalister replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"I am also 24 and celebrate many christian holidays with my family simply because it is a family tradition. I enjoy the opportunity to take some time off work and be with the people I love. I just feel that it would be nice if I were free to inform…"
Mar 30, 2010
mojo5501 replied to Matthew Macalister's discussion Recognition of holidays that are suitable for atheists.
"YUM...a Pi Pie. That looks mathematically amaaaazing."
Mar 30, 2010

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At 2:02pm on February 4, 2010, Goddess of the Vibes said…
Hi Matthew! I'm in Victoria also. I haven't checked out the Victoria Secular Humanist gatherings but might just do that one of these days. Do you go regularly?

Giselle
At 2:28am on January 31, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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At 3:54pm on January 30, 2010, Matthew Macalister said…
Thanks for the warm welcome. It is nice to find a place where I feel free to both voice my opinions about atheism without fear of reprimand or retaliation.
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