What is Christmas?
Christmas is of course, the celebration of the birth of Jesus. However, as an atheist, I have never fully understood why we celebrate it.
As an atheist, I don’t believe that a god exists - and therefore I personally don’t believe in the teachings or contents of the bible. Christmas is an event that comes about from the Bible.
At this point, many people call me a humbug, a loser or other such words - however, bare with me.
I don’t personally know anyone that celebrates Christmas for what it is, I don’t think many people stop & think about Jesus, the fact that he 'died for our sins' or anything else with religious notions.
So ‘What is Christmas?’
To me, it’s a time to get together with family, and friends that you might not have seen for the year. The sharing of presents, and excessive eating are irrelevant, I share presents as it is - to a degree - expected. The excessive eating is something I do … because the food is mostly free!
I hate over commercialisation - it really annoys me. Hallowe’en, Easter, Valentines Day, Bonfire Night and Christmas, we don’t seem to have a break from any big event. As soon as Christmas is over, Valentines day paraphernalia will pop-up in shops!
I’m always up for fun, but why, why, why, when people are complaining that they have no money do they go out and spend £60 on a tree, and a large amount on decorations for the tree?
I love you all
I’m not a humbug, I’m not one that hates Christmas, I don’t dislike you for liking Christmas. I have my own thoughts about what Christmas should be, I personally don’t want a tree shoved up in my house.
Christmas has lost its religious connotations in my mind - don’t get me started on the political correctness that revolves around the new term “Season’s Greetings” and other such names.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas [however you celebrate it], stay safe!