An Open Letter To Christians: Merry Christmas From An Atheist (via Atheist Oasis – A Rational Refuge)


Saw this over at The Friendly Atheist. This is the best and most comprehensive rebuttal of the nonsense they call the “War on Christmas” I’ve read. Enjoy it.

An Open Letter To Christians:  Merry Christmas From An Atheist That’s right, I didn’t say “happy holidays” or “seasons greetings” — I said “merry Christmas.”  And yes, I’m an atheist, one who loves the Christmas season so much that I tend to get into the spirit of the holiday a little earlier than most.  I love the decorations, the music, the gift-giving, the mythology — all of it.  This often surprises people because I tend to have a dark sense of humor and an unsentimental, pragmatic worldview.  But ever … Read More

via Atheist Oasis – A Rational Refuge

10 thoughts on “An Open Letter To Christians: Merry Christmas From An Atheist (via Atheist Oasis – A Rational Refuge)

  1. I suspect you and Ray Garton will be re-posting his piece every year for the foreseeable future.

  2. Attaching Christ’s name to something doesn’t make it holy, or even acceptable, for that matter. “Christmas” stems from paganism, like nature-worship, it’s modernized version being evolution. I’ll take the few days away from working my ass off in a materialistic world (run by atheists, go figure!) that seeks to do things it’s own way, with no help or input from God.

    I never worry about “atheists” (btw, why don’t you bozos use your proper designation – anti-theist? You ashamed or something?) doing away with Christianity, that would be like an ant thinking it can hang a licking on an elephant! Christianity will be around long after the last anti-theist is forgotten and whose dust is helping shore up the new Earth that God will create after He destroys this one.

    Getting all warm and fuzzy, for a few days out of every year, in some inane, futile attempt at consoling one’s guilty conscience for being a materialistic, self-righteous rebel, doesn’t cut it. The ‘spirit’ of Christmas should reside in man, 365 days/year. It doesn’t bother me that infidels want to take something that actually belongs to them in the first place, Christians have Christ all year long, they don’t need to do penance once a year at the appointed time.

    So, Merry Christmas, infidels! Party it up, renew old acquaintances, whatever, I’ll just continue on like every other day, focusing on Who really matters. Buy each other gifts and return half of them the next day or simply wait and pick up some of those really great ‘deals’ that are actually normal price after holiday mark-up. In the end, as Solomon wisely stated it, all is vanity, and it’s all going to burn, someday, anyway.

    😉

  3. It’s too long. Most people wouldn’t read all that and the people that this is really meant for DEFINITELY wouldn’t read it. Excellent points, but they won’t reach their destination.

    • It was long, but definitely worth the effort. Even Gideon gives the illusion that he read it, even though his comment tends to belie that.

      • The rubes who could benefit from that article won’t read anything that long. That’s my point. It needs to be condensed to 3 talking points and that’s that for them. Maybe you could include a link to the whole thing on the off chance that one or two gets curious, and can read.

        I generally gloss over Giddy’s comments. What’s the point in reading them? You’ll never get that time back, you know. 😉

        • It needs to be condensed to 3 talking points and that’s that for them.

          Yes, because Christians are conditioned to listen to 3-point sermons.

          • Hemant did just that on the first link I provided. A couple of highlights, some commentary, and a link to the larger piece.

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