Every year I have to waste many precious days attending xtian events like Christmas. It's a one big gigantic nonsense. It feels like I was wrong about something, but I'm not, so that's an absurd. Jean Paul Sartre said: "we are nothing and in action become conscious of that original nothingness". My Christmas tree should be labeled: "made of nothingness".

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Comment by Mike Haynes on December 6, 2011 at 4:44pm

I could do without all the bother of decorating and gift buying, but getting together with friends and some family is always a good time.

Comment by Richard K. Emms on December 6, 2011 at 7:01am

I agree with John.  I haven't had a dead tree in my house in over 20 years.  I have learned to enjoy every day.  I live alone, and relish every aspect of that.  Late December is a couple of paid days off.  That's celebration enough.  Time for my annual six pack of Guinness.

Comment by annet on December 5, 2011 at 7:02pm

Nihilism aside, you could take John's advice, or do as many atheists do and enjoy it for the food. Consider a festivus pole instead of a tree, those really do celebrate nothingness.

Comment by John Camilli on December 5, 2011 at 4:24am

Sooo, why do you put up a christmas tree? Why celebrate the holidays when you don't agree with them? I don't. It's just that easy.

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