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The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage

And yet they still want their goodies. They want the parties, the special foods, the presents, the time off work, .... A REAL a-theist wouldn't care one way or another. He'd be polite and not worry about how others were amusing themselves. An honest anti-theist would insist that he wanted nothing to do with anything remotely Christmas-related. He'd refuse presents, refuse the Christmas bonus at work, refuse all invitations to parties, be the first to volunteer to work on Christmas Day if employed in one of the many jobs that still has to be manned on holidays, and even turn down the fudge, Christmas cookies, pie, and candy. That none ever do refuse the goodies support's Doug's claim that is all about the self-indulgence.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 9:34 AM
Most atheists are polite about the holidays if you know them. I believe the vocal ones that speak against it are the minority and shouldn't be used to denigrate all atheists. There will always be a vocal minority within the group that just wants to cause controversy and elevating them as voices of their group only makes the issue worse.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:27 AM
How about some of the ones you claim are the majority speak up and condemn the "vocal minority" then?

Silence is consent.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:28 AM
Do you know any atheist who actually puts his actions behind his professed non-beliefs and insists on treating December 25 just like any other day on the calendar -- including working his/her full shift at his/her regular rate of pay?
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 11:59 AM
What makes you think they haven't spoken up? Have you ever looked for atheists that do condemn some of the vocal minorities you speak of? You can't expect them to just come to you. It's not about atheists treating December 25 as just another day either. You would have to demand the same of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and every other religious minority as well. How is this reasonable and how does this resolve any of these issues?
Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass.

I believe, however—and I could be wrong—that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus in...

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