Ever seen a dog pray?
Ever wonder why many atheists celebrate Christmas, which is a holy holiday? I mean, doesn’t celebrating Christmas imply a tacit subscription to the religion that you claim is a fraud? How many Christians celebrate the Chinese New Year, or Hindu holidays? Not many, I’ll bet.
I can respect non-Christians for not celebrating Christmas, as they are being consistent. I can also respect some Christians who do not celebrate Christmas on Scriptural grounds (there is nothing in either the Old Testament or the New Testament that mandates a holiday for Christ’s birth or that it reside on December 25th). The point in claiming a specific religious doctrine is to adhere one’s self to a specific set of principles and practices. Atheists don’t believe in a divine creator, so they have no need to celebrate Christmas, right?
But, a lot of them do. Of course, they’ll deny their seeming approval of a religion to the bitter end that they recognize either Jesus Christ or the existence of God. Instead, they’ll ramble on about the “secularization” of Christmas. Then, they’ll go on to claim that many of the symbols of Christmas do not have Christian roots.
This is, of course, complete bull. Many of the recognizable symbols of Christmas have Christian origins going way back to the founding of the religion.