Emily Russell
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nerdy Keith Dec 18, 2013. 78 Replies

I'm just curious, as an theist parent, do you celebrate Christmas? And, if so, what do you tell your kids about Christmas? I've always told my kids (in short summary) the religious tradition of…Continue

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Nerdy Keith replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"Well as we all know Christmas is rooted with paganism.  Anyway I don't have kids and I don't intend on having kids. But my view on what Christmas means now in this day and age we live in is basically, "giftmas" if you…"
Dec 18, 2013
James Cox replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"Just a suggestion, you might find a very nice backpack with nothing on it except trees or something. You might find backpacks at a local camping operation, or a local used sports equipment supply. $49 seems like a alot for a kids back pack. Its not…"
Dec 17, 2013
Lana Smith replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"We celebrate Christmas with my family, giving each other different presents. I told my child about religious tradition of Christmas, I do not want to take the holiday fom him as his friends have. This year we decided to gift him such…"
Dec 17, 2013
shyam replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"  First we celebrate Xmas, just as a happy moment. Nothing to do with any religious belief. It does not matter we have a tree or not, but I may give a gift to the kids directly.....not pretend that Santa Claus exist. They know that santa does…"
Feb 7, 2013
Lisa Wills replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"I told my 6 year its a time of year where you are supposed to show kindness and generosity towards others. His reply was"Well aren't you supposed to do that all the time?" I love my kid. Then i pointed out its also a time of…"
Jan 26, 2013
Sarah Jane Hall replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"My parents and the whole entire rest of my family celebrates Christmas, so I therefore celebrate Christmas, but like you we mostly just enjoy the tradition, even my father the retired Episcopal Priest doesn't blather on about God and the so…"
Jan 25, 2013
Grady Jean replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"If I ever have kids, I do wholly intend to celebrate Christmas with them. They will know how Christmas got its name, they will know the pagan symbolism, and if they choose to worship Christ on Christmas, then that's their business. Personally,…"
Dec 1, 2012
Diane replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"Goodness!  That wouldn't last long here! "Hark the herald angel sings....Screw this!  It's too damn cold.  I'm going in before my nipples get frostbite.""
Nov 30, 2012
Becca replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"I don't have kids yet but when I do I will tell them that for some families Christmas has a religious meaning but for our family we celebrate it because of tradition, culture, family and fun."
Nov 29, 2012
Strega replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
Nov 29, 2012
Strega replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"That's odd.  I read somewhere that Mariah Carey hangs up her stocking every year expecting to get a cranky old proto-bird to cross-dress for her. "
Nov 29, 2012
Charles Corey Stewart replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"Very good. "
Nov 29, 2012
James Cox replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"Socks, books, phone/gift cards, cash, food, and hugs are always accepted."
Nov 29, 2012
Charles Corey Stewart replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"We celebrate the solstice. The christian myth has Jesus's birthday in the summer anyway, not in the winter. They moved it to take over the Pagan festival. That simple. "
Nov 29, 2012
Giakorina Mejia replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
"I do believe there is harm with telling kids some guy is watching them and sending them presents once a year. that man was real at one point but he's dead now. i believe that is the first big lie we are told as children and i dont believe…"
Sep 13, 2012
Giakorina Mejia replied to Emily Russell's discussion 'Christmas'
Sep 12, 2012

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At 2:07pm on November 24, 2011, KaraC said…

Welcom Emily - thanks for accpting my friend resuest. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

At 10:19am on November 2, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Emily!



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