The Reason for the Season
December 23, 2009 8:56pm CST
It is christmas time again, our favorite time of year. We have the tree and other decorations up, gifts are all wrapped, carols are playing and baking is underway. Tomorrow we will celebrate with our family. Some may think it odd that an atheist family would still celebrate christmas. We have known for many years that little of christmas is from the bible and most of the traditions pre-date it. These traditions were borrowed from the christian predecessors and built upon. And what wonderful traditions they are. A coming together of family and friends, gift-giving, song and merryment. This is the one time of the year that we all set aside time in our busy schedules to celebrate. That is something we can share no matter our personal beliefs. So whether you are celebrating christmas, hanukkah, kwanzaa or festivus, I hope that your holidays are wonderful, that you are all safe and warm, full with good food, good company and good cheer.
12 Jan 10
The Reason for the Season is the Season itself. Btw, before Christ this season was already celebrated, when the Roman Empire got Christianity the official religion, the pagan traditions got absorved by that. So I totally agree with you that we don't have to be religious to celebrate this, because the most part of traditions doesn't have anything to do with spirituality but with socialization. Have a nice 2010 terrile!