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LEXX
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posted December 03, 2011 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do any non Christians (and any totally non religious folks) here celebrate the Yuletide Season?

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posted December 03, 2011 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know some atheists who still do the tree and presents.

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posted December 03, 2011 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to go out and decorate trees with food for birds and other wildlife.
And do a Winter Solstice celebration/ritual.

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posted December 03, 2011 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Randall:
I know some atheists who still do the tree and presents.


Yes, so do I.
And those are pagan traditions.


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posted December 03, 2011 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pagan or Christian, those atheists are still celebrating a religious holiday.

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posted December 03, 2011 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL true!
Just as many religious folks do the Santa Claus thing too LOL!

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posted December 03, 2011 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been online too long....
body going ugh
must rest a bit.
Later!

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posted December 03, 2011 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If Capitalism can be counted as a religion, then plenty of atheists can still consider themselves meant for it!

As for me, I guess pretty traditionally, as I learned it as a child, kinda like how newly converted Christians kept many of the pagan elements in celebrating it.

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posted December 04, 2011 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lei_Kuei     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ill spend it praying to Lord Shogo to take me to heaven <3

... Wait, no I wont!

Gotta stop watching Kenshin


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posted December 04, 2011 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lechien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i don't do anything beside cooking an enormous amount of delicious food just for me and my guy, but i think this year i put a fake tree up on the wall or something. and welcome Santa so he can give me something nice.

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posted December 04, 2011 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hippichick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I celebrate the Solstice, get out the yule log (if I havnt burnt it already)...

See family on Christmas Eve, sometimes, mostly like to be alone, Christmas Day with my (Christian) family.

I put up a real tree, usually a Norfolk Island Pine, decorate with stars, Woodland Santas, Mistletoe (I gather myself) and a Nativity scene to honor my very Christian, now deceased grandma.

Of course lots of food.

I take everything down the day after Christmas and I dont celebrate New Year's as mine is Samhain.

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posted December 04, 2011 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for anongrl10     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I celebrate New Year's but not Xmas as much.
Perhaps due to the many gift-less Xmas's I lived as a child. I don't appreciate the hyper consumerism of the days but I do like seeing smiley faces and getting warm hugs. I just wish people remembered to be like this the rest of the year...

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posted December 04, 2011 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thread with some of my best holiday memories. http://www.linda-goodman.com/ubb/Forum7/HTML/010581.html

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posted December 05, 2011 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Venus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
we put up a tree put together some good food on Christmas day and give out gifts to the little ones in the fam. also i spend half of Christmas Morning sending holiday wishes to my Christian friends it takes so long to send cell phone messages on holidays because of all the traffic ..

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posted December 06, 2011 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend sent this to me!
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A funny story posted to a group I'm in, but unfortunately, with some truth to it -- at Wal*Mart we are only allowed to say Happy Holidays because we might offend someone if we say Merry Christmas.

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Happy Saturnalia!

What's this empire coming to? Now they want us to stop greeting people with "Io Saturnalia!" "We have all these different cultures in Rome," they tell us. "We shouldn't offend anyone," they tell us, "We've got to be inclusive."

We've got the barbarians from the north with their tree decorations and their fire rituals. And the weirdos from Gaul, cutting mistletoe with a golden sickle. And the Mithraists, the Zoroastrians, the Isis cults, and, of course, those characters who hang out in the catacombs. "Hail, Winter!" we're supposed to say. I ask you, what
next: we lose the feast? We stop the Solstice parties? No more honoring Ops, goddess of abundance?

I was buying some greenery down by the Forum the other day, and there's old Macrobius with some Visigoth chick, and she goes, "Gut Jule." And I go, "Hey! In this country, we say, "Io, Saturnalia! Maybe you should go back to where you came from." Then Macrobius goes, "She can't, she's a slave."

Whatever.

At this time of year, the Visigoths sacrifice a pig and burn a special log that they dance around, instead of acting like normal people and going to the temple of Saturn.

I swear, I was at this party over at Septima Commodia's house the other day. She always has a Saturnalia party. Anyway, she decorated the place with prickly green leaves. "It's holly," she said, "The latest fashion from Brittania. They all do it in Londinium."

It gets worse.

She had this statue of some goddess from Ultima Thule or somewhere, name of Frigga, sitting right there on the dining room mensa. I mean, this is darned near blasphemous. I'd be scared about what the lares and penates would do if I put that thing in my house. But Septima Commodia just said, "Oh get over it! We're cosmopolitan around here." Cosmopolitan. That's what they call it. Well by Jupiter, I live in Latium. I'm a Roman. And this empire was founded on the principle that the gods, our gods, must be honored at the appropriate time and in the appropriate way. None of this foreign heretical nonsense or these strange customs from Germania or Hibernia or Palestine.

I say, "Io, Saturnalia!" and if you don't like it, you can leave.


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posted December 13, 2011 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am Christian but see the pagan worships as an extension of life and a natural part of the Holy Day

I honor the Christ, have a Pagan tree and know Jesus gives Santa a present

Happy Holidays

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posted December 13, 2011 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NativelyJoan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm Agnostic and I go on trips. This year it's back home to South Africa to surf, swim with the Great White, spin in circles, giggle, get toasty under the warm southern hemisphere summer sun.

"I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure." C.Darrow

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posted December 13, 2011 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stawr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love that quote NativelyJoan.

I'm also agnostic. Raised Catholic/Christian. So I do the whole celebrating with my family. Exchanging gifts with friends and family. Go to family on x mas Eve and day.

I use to be one of those people that only went to church on x mas and easter. I don't even do that anymore.

But shopping for people also gets me in the spirit. And not having to go to work for a few days. =D

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