I got to thinking, while decorating my house for the holidays tonight. Here I am, with my second child on the way, putting up Christmas tree. Here I am, my first year as an "out" atheist (for all intents and purposes), so how does that shift the meaning of the holidays for me?
I wrote a piece about this on my blog. (www.releasingreligion.blogspot.com
). But then I got to wondering, what about other atheists? How has coming into your own beliefs shifted your view of the holidays? Has it ruined the fun? Has it made it better? Is it exactly the same? Is it stressful when being around religious family members?
What's your take on Christmas & the like?