Me? No. Ive hated halloween for years. Children screaming in the hallways of my building and in my youth it was an excuse for vandalism with eggs and shaving cream and whatever other gross things kids came up with. I think cops stopped the vandalism years ago though as it was kids of my generation being idiots.
Twig can have that shitty holiday if she wants it so badly
I see the historical argument about Halloween, but it is sooo far gone from that as the origin that I no longer consider it a Christian holiday at all. I mean it’s so far gone that some sects of Christianity refuse to even participate in it!
Christmas has a lot of secularism in it, but it is still definitely a ‘Christian’ holiday. Many Christmas songs are explicitly about Jesus. It is so American now that it still somewhat surprises me when people don’t celebrate it - the only people I know who don’t are Jewish, but I live in an area that has very few Jews so it’s uncommon to meet someone that doesn’t do something. Most atheist people I know celebrate it in a purely secular fashion just with how ingrained into our society it is - plus if you grew up celebrating Christmas even if you don’t believe in Jesus it would be hard to stop celebrating Christmas.
agree on your point about Halloween. It’s so long ago that I and I’m assuming many others didn’t even know it had Christian roots. So, it’s really not that offensive to consider Halloween secular.
I think the atheists who celebrate Christmas tend to also have Christian roots somewhere in their lineage, so it’s part of their customs. It flat out isn’t for Jews. Yeah, we get the day of from work and the lights are pretty, but I never had a family gathering for Christmas as it’s not my holiday.
“Currently, 55% of U.S. adults say they celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, including 46% who see it as more of a religious holiday than a cultural holiday and 9% who celebrate Christmas as both a religious and a cultural occasion.”
Minority see it as just religious, end the tyranny of minority rule!
I don’t see how. Thinking of Christmas as a secular holiday doesn’t mean that one doesn’t recognize that Christianity exists. I’m sure the vast vast majority of those who consider Christmas secular also know that there is such a thing as Christianity.