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User avatar #37 - rel (12/10/2012) [-]
My father is Jewish and my mother calls herself a "recovering Catholic." I grew up as a Christian, technically - I used to go to church. I celebrate Christmas more for the idea of togetherness with family and giving to each other rather than the religious aspect.
As for religion, I'm apatheistic. It's very similar to agnostic/atheist, saying that "I don't know if there's a God," but it also says that "I don't care to know." I live my life without religion, and I base my morals without religious beliefs, which is something I've heard people say can't be done. Well, I'm doing it and I've been doing it for years.
Happy holidays, everyone.
#44 to #37 - musclemarinade (12/10/2012) [-]
If you were raised in even a somewhat religious family, your moral structure has been influenced by them (You might not directly base it on Religion, but you can't deny they still played a part the forming of your ideals).    
   
Anyways, here is a gif of a cat.
If you were raised in even a somewhat religious family, your moral structure has been influenced by them (You might not directly base it on Religion, but you can't deny they still played a part the forming of your ideals).

Anyways, here is a gif of a cat.
User avatar #60 to #44 - trevorbelmont (12/10/2012) [-]
that gif gave me FEELS.
#36 - comstockload (12/10/2012) [-]
I was born a Christian, became an atheist, and married a Muslim. I like Christmas and could care less whether people say "Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays," or "Happy Festivus."   
   
To all the Christians out there that think atheists are our kill religion: we're not. Also, please don't pull out straw-man arguments like this.   
   
To all my atheist brethren out there that are butt-hurt over private Christmas tree displays: get over yourselves. The Supreme Court ruled 20+ years ago that Christmas trees are not considered religious iconography. If you want something to focus your energies on, let's get rid of the term "In God we trust" from our money and Pledge of Allegiance.   
   
To my Muslim family and friends: Allahu Akbar!
I was born a Christian, became an atheist, and married a Muslim. I like Christmas and could care less whether people say "Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays," or "Happy Festivus."

To all the Christians out there that think atheists are our kill religion: we're not. Also, please don't pull out straw-man arguments like this.

To all my atheist brethren out there that are butt-hurt over private Christmas tree displays: get over yourselves. The Supreme Court ruled 20+ years ago that Christmas trees are not considered religious iconography. If you want something to focus your energies on, let's get rid of the term "In God we trust" from our money and Pledge of Allegiance.

To my Muslim family and friends: Allahu Akbar!
#33 - diablojoe (12/10/2012) [-]
BUT CHRISTMAS TREES DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM.
User avatar #35 to #33 - imadethistopost (12/10/2012) [-]
you're right, but building a manger once a year was a bitch so we just said," **** it, we'll just go hang by the tree's we're gonna use to build this ****** ."

then the village idiot asked which tree.

so we threw some straw and lanterns on it to point it out to him.

now we have these ****** lights and tinsel.
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User avatar #30 - ThatsSoFunnyHeHe (12/10/2012) [-]
>You guys actually believe the "War on Christmas" ********

Lol, turn off Fox News.
#28 - stevestevestevetwo (12/10/2012) [-]
If anything it's a symbol of consumerism. Even Christmas is losing it's religious value in society and is focused on Consumerism... (Speaking from my observations as an American Christian.)
User avatar #31 to #28 - BridgeTroll (12/10/2012) [-]
my friend who is muslim celebrates christmas
User avatar #27 - Endofzeeworld ONLINE (12/10/2012) [-]
This is the ugly side of liberalism nobody likes to think about. But conservatives are just as bad in the other direction, so whatever.
User avatar #24 - bearinganhourglass (12/10/2012) [-]
So, no cross necklaces. No Star of David tattoos (I've seen a lot). People just need to suck it up and deal. Most stores can't even say "Merry Christmas" because people get offended, so I make a point to say it to the customers that come into my work. Should we outlaw Independence Day, because it might offend people? Valentine's Day offends single people. Halloween offends people. Thanksgiving. Veteran's Day. Hell, I'm pretty sure people could get offended by Mother's Day. I will not be politically correct with what I say or do because I might offend someone. If you don't like a holiday, don't celebrate it. It's not that hard.
#19 - paelaer (12/10/2012) [-]
Well, I guess that makes me an asshole, because Christmas offends me. Not the religious part, because that would make me even more of an asshole than I am. I get offended by Christmas whenever I hear the music or see the decorations in stores, because Christianity has allowed the day that supposedly commemorates the day of their god's birth to become a celebration of the wonderful system of economy known as capitalism. So no longer is it Christmas, it's more like Capitalistmas, so **** you, I'm observing Saturnalia.

And also, the Christmas tree originated in Germany as a Pagan tradition. Also, Santa Claus came from the Netherlands, and the image we have of him today is purely for money. Boom. Red thumbs ahoy.
#32 to #19 - Ruspanic (12/10/2012) [-]
Yes. It does make you an asshole.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with making a profit by selling people things they want.
User avatar #22 to #19 - unknownmercury (12/10/2012) [-]
So do you get offended by Valentine's, Halloween, Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving, too?
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User avatar #18 - lolollo (12/10/2012) [-]
In every single scripted situation where one person argues against someone who's obviously the loser in the argument, it always ends with the loser backing down (hence why they're obviously the loser).

In the real world, both sides would just keep screaming at each other and it would just be one big ******** of ignorance.
#16 - cooltrainergill (12/10/2012) [-]
I am always astounded by how much fj'ers know about **** . Learn something new from the comments section everyday.
User avatar #15 - nucularwar (12/10/2012) [-]
Do people even get offended by Christmas? Where is all this coming from?
User avatar #17 to #15 - pebar (12/10/2012) [-]
It comes from politically correct douchebags.
Especially in stores or state funded organizations, people will say happy holidays instead of marry christmas (which i'm fine with). Public christmas trees are being asked to be removed from state buildings because people don't want tax payer money going toward a religion.
Which in my opinion is ******** . A giant christmas tree outside a public building would increase moral and productivity. A great use of tax payer money.
User avatar #23 to #17 - nucularwar (12/10/2012) [-]
I agree with that, I'm not religious but still like the Christmas tree and say Merry Christmas. It's an overall expression of goodwill.
User avatar #14 - duckspasm (12/10/2012) [-]
i wasn't raised religious, and i don't have a religion. my family has celebrated christmas and hanukkah and kwanzaa every year since i was a little kid.

good times.

also, presents.

yes.
#13 - snoppkaka (12/10/2012) [-]
gonna go ahead and thumb this down. Not because I disagree with you, in fact I agree with the guy in the comic. But because it's obvious already, and it's not funny.
#11 - xxxsonic fanxxx (12/10/2012) [-]
...A Christmas tree isn't a religious symbol... It is a tradition traced back to Victorian England....
User avatar #12 to #11 - Ryukenblaze (12/10/2012) [-]
medieval germany
#6 - mrloki (12/10/2012) [-]
**mrloki rolled a random image posted in comment #319 at I would like a president like this ** man, isn't christimas a pagan festival ? I mean, yeah somehow ppl came up with the idea that jesus was born on 25 of december (wich is stupid) but... it was a festival with gifts and stuff before the religious thingy got attached.

I'm not a christian, but I celebrate christimas !
User avatar #7 to #6 - pebar (12/10/2012) [-]
Christmas was moved to December to coincide with the Roman festival of Saturnalia so the early Christians wouldn't be persecuted for celebrating. But you are right; Jesus wasn't really born in December.
#8 to #7 - mrloki (12/10/2012) [-]
**mrloki rolled a random image posted in comment #1935276 at MLP Brony Board ** that's it ! a cooler festival to another valid god, saturn !
User avatar #3 - HIMTheSixSixSix (12/09/2012) [-]
Isn't the idea of having a tree inside your house originally to embrace having nature in your residence? That's what I was told (please don't kill me if I'm wrong)
#20 to #3 - lolollo (12/10/2012) [-]
If you want to get technical, it's to fend of Hold Nickar, the Pagan God of the Winter Solstice, since evergreen is the only viable weapon that can be used against them
If you want to get technical, it's to fend of Hold Nickar, the Pagan God of the Winter Solstice, since evergreen is the only viable weapon that can be used against them
User avatar #167 to #20 - HIMTheSixSixSix (12/10/2012) [-]
Interesting, I didn't know that.
#9 to #3 - xxxsonic fanxxx (12/10/2012) [-]
It's from Yule...
User avatar #4 to #3 - pebar (12/09/2012) [-]
The idea of having decorating evergreens started by celebrating the continuing of life through the winter because evergreens don't drop their leaves. This eventually turned into the Christmas tree.

or something like that
User avatar #5 to #4 - HIMTheSixSixSix (12/09/2012) [-]
Ah, okay. Thanks for correcting me
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User avatar #25 to #2 - odinson (12/10/2012) [-]
Maybe because people didn't want to marry Christmas
User avatar #1 - huszti (12/09/2012) [-]
anyone getting offended by religious believes or any other stuff (inb4 rape, murder), doesn't respect other people
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