I think atheists, those that blog anyway, write about this every year. What is that? Why do you celebrate Christmas if you don’t believe in God or Jesus? It’s tiring answering the same question year after year. I was going to go ahead and write about it anyway. Then I came to my senses. Personally, I don’t owe anyone any explanation of what holidays I celebrate or not. If anyone wants to know the real history of Christmas, they can easily perform an online search.
As I continue to say in these pages, atheists are no different than anyone else in the general population with the exception (maybe) that the atheist doesn’t believe in any gods. It leaves our weekends open (Friday is a Muslim holy day, Saturday, Jewish). Just like anyone else, we can choose to believe, or not believe what we want. What’s the old joke by atheists? I just believe in one god less than you. That’s all we are. Until we see evidence otherwise, we remain skeptical of the supernatural, just as most people are skeptics of Bigfoot, Ancient Aliens, or the Loch Ness Monster.
Most people I know, religious or not are skeptics. for instance ask people if they believe in any of the above, most will smile, or outright laugh, and say no. Why? there’s no evidence that supports their existence no matter what you see on The Discovery Channel (That used to be a science oriented channel. Now?). How about all of the shows on cable concerning ghosts or hunting ghosts? All of these remain on television because they attract an audience of a certain size but in reality, how many of those watching believe what they’re watching is true?
So please stop asking atheists why they celebrate (or don’t) Christmas. It really has become annoying and unless you can explain why or why not you believe in something, without evidence, then think about what it’s like time and again to attempt to answer the same old questions.