walking around the supermarket I see people I know all the time, this is because I live in a very small town down on the coast in Victoria (Australia). Every second person I see asks me what I am doing to celebrate Christmas, I say that I am an Atheist and I do not believe in the story of nativity. I am greeted so many blank stares and negative comments that I feel like I am a party pooper, I then go on to explain that I have a deep love for the nature of the world we live in and that I believe humans should be nice to each other everyday, not just when some Theological figure was born out of a very dubious conception.
During Christmas I do none of the below-
Wrap presents.(I have to buy presents as I would feel bad just receiving them!)
Say grace.(I dont do that at anytime, as I do not need to thank any god for my dinner)
I find Christmas extremely materialistic, very wasteful and very fake. To me it is a commercial venture coupled with religious babble. A lot of people celebrate this cult event even though they do not believe in the Bible.....what are your thought on this? Do you feel you celebrate this event like I do because you feel you would be alone? Does anyone have to drive a total of 9 hours just to eat a foul with people who bore the crap out of you?