My fiance and I are new atheists. We searched as much as we could to find the truth, only to find there is no truth, just science. We are somewhat the black sheep of the family's anyway which for…Continue
"Just an idea to help with the materialism - my son is four and for gift giving type holidays we have a party for his preschool friends where they each bring a gift to donate to charity. We like the Los Pobres foundation which does outreach in our…"
"Do you go to Xmas with the family? Some families take turns over which side of the family they visit for which family. I always went to my dad's side on Xmas b/c my mom's parents were jewish. (My mom, having not grown up with Xmas, used to…"
"Yes that is another big concern of ours is the consumerism of it all. We are not fans of buying things that are just not needed.
But I am greatly relieved to see that maybe we are making more of this then we should. We want our grandchildren to…"
"I want to abandon all of these holidays with my daughter (she's three) because of the materialistic message they present: buy buy buy, get get get. We choose to celebrate special events with friends, family & food.
My suggestion is to…"
"Christmas??? Who says it has to be religious? In my opinion, its a few days off of school/work that you should enjoy. Just give them presents and leave it at that. If you like, consider this: it's a holiday that just happens to be known as…"
"Christmas was created by stealing the winter solstice holidays from the Pagans. Commercialism has since stolen Christmas from the Christians. It is now no more Christian a holiday than the 4th of July. So you can still celebrate it without guilt.…"
"Well, since Xmas is hardly a Christian ordeal, you could just celebrate the Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year. Yaaay! Presents! I personally don't celebrate Christmas, or any holiday, for that matter, but not because they're…"
"I think many Atheists consider themselves to be "cultural christians". I, for example, go all out for christmas mostly because I like the pretty lights :) Do whatever you feel comfortable with, stick with family traditions that you enjoy,…"
My fiance and I are new atheists. We searched as much as we could to find the truth, only to find there is no truth, just science. We are somewhat the black sheep of the family's anyway which for the most part does not bother us. However what does bother us is that we have a granddaughter 4 and a grandson 1. We very much want to be a part of their lives, but how do we do the whole religious holidays thing? We thought of making their birthdays really special and treating that day like a…See More
Hi Steven, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where freethinking atheists recognise that gods are phoney and religion is a fraud used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and much more.