I was watching the news earlier and Boston is putting up a "holiday tree" this year instead of a Christmas tree, in order to be political correct . (it's the same type of tree, just a different…Continue
"I personally don't thin there's much point getting anal about it. "Christmas" is the current name given to a festival in mid-winter that has been celebrated for thousands of years, and had been celebrated for…"
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"This is one of those things that I really wish that people would just lighten up about. It's a friggin tree what it's called has absolutely no real world effect on anyone's life. That it's being displayed has no real world effect…"
"Despite having been an atheist all my life, I have always known it to be a Christmas tree. If you were to put up an assortment of pictures like a ball, bicycle, teddy bear, drum and a Christmas tree and show it to most people in the world,…"
"Thousands of years before it was called Christmas, it was simply known as the winter solstice. Pagans and worshipers of sun deities and acknowledged this celestial event in late December. The Roman festival of Sol Invictus (the unconquered sun) was…"
"I honestly don't care if it is called a Christmas Tree or not. I'm sure that a lot of Christians are extremely pissed off by this, and they might be justified in being pissed off, but I just wish that they would stop saying that…"
"Many traditions like this were initiated by government officials in the 1930's-60's who really did not understand the basis for their own government and Christmas was becoming commercialized. Lets face it. It's a Christmas tree AND a…"
I was watching the news earlier and Boston is putting up a "holiday tree" this year instead of a Christmas tree, in order to be political correct . (it's the same type of tree, just a different name). Of course the Christians are all up in arms, about invading a symbol of their religion (despite the fact that the Christmas tree started off as a pagan fertility symbol).This said, I'm not sure what I think of it all. Normally, I hear atheists say that there should be equal representation in…See More
I am a 26 year old Atheist. I'm interested in making friends that hold similar beliefs to my own (where i live i don't know any atheists, and sometimes it can be infuriating). I enjoy reading (1-2 books a week), I home brew as a hobby, I like to hike and fish, and am a bit of an ebayaholic.
Why are you here?
Friendship; it's hard when you can't talk to the people around you about the things that really matter. I want to be comfortable talking with people about everything from deep discussions to the everyday minutia of life.
The religion you left
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