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archaeopteryx commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"Yes, Umbra, it was very well put."
Dec 4, 2012
Umbra commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"A post on RDF: A very atheist Christmas. The post says it nicely. "
Dec 4, 2012
Reg The Fronkey Farmer commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"Good one Arki - thanks"
Dec 2, 2012
emma bailie commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"That video is amazing, thanks so much for sharing. I'm very excited now to share on FB and Twitter to all my non christian friends and to educate my christian friends! Awesome.. :)"
Dec 2, 2012
emma bailie and Gallup's Mirror are now friends
Dec 2, 2012
archaeopteryx commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"EXCELLENT video, PR, but rather than offering a link, why not share it with everyone? "
Dec 2, 2012
James Cox commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"I mentioned some of this history during my stint with the Unitarians. They rounded told me to be quiet!  Oh well!"
Dec 2, 2012
Profound_Raincloud commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"My favorite reasoning for celebrating Christmas! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QSOso1iyJ-w"
Dec 2, 2012
James Cox commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"On our family Thanksgiving, this last Sunday, our son, with a free coupon, gave us an xmas tree! My wife and I live on 30 acres of meadow and timber, that the family has placed under a conservation easement/protected habitat. For us, generally,…"
Nov 30, 2012
matt.clerke commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"I still maintain late december is a celebration of the solstice. Christmas is so commercialised it is really just a secular holiday in the west anyway."
Nov 29, 2012
emma bailie commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"Here here @Kris however values?? Like being a decent person? Morals? I learnt all of those from my mother, not from some dissected and ongoing badly interpreted fable.. Xtians tend to think that they received these morals from their badly…"
Nov 29, 2012
emma bailie commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"The CHRISTIANS do not own...... IRELAND! They do try however but atheism is on the rise and slowly but surely, we will beat their outdated values and thinking as people are starting to wake up and realise there's more to life than pie in the…"
Nov 29, 2012
Umbra commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"Christmas is at its root a set time where people share with each other. Symbolism is very important to us all and we like to and need to be reminded of things past. For Christians it is the birth of Jesus, for pagans it was…"
Nov 29, 2012
Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"@Cody - the start of your post ("...the one day a year they go to church...") reminded me of a great term for those types of churchgoers. I actually learned this from my UU minister (yes, I'm an out-of-the-closet atheist who is also a…"
Nov 29, 2012
kris feenstra commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"The christians DO NOT OWN... This represents a huge chunk of my grievance with Christianity. I can accept that our views differ, and the way we want to live our may lives differ as well. I can accept that they may or may not approve of my values and…"
Nov 29, 2012
James Cox commented on emma bailie's blog post 'Why do atheists celebrate xmas?'
"The christians DO NOT OWN XMAS! The christians DO NOT OWN AMERICA! The christians DO NOT OWN HONESTY! The christians DO NOT OWN HISTORY! Was that too loud?"
Nov 29, 2012

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Why do atheists celebrate xmas?

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 5:05pm 51 Comments

I just had a guy ask if atheists celebrate xmas on twitter.. I replied that I do indeed celebrate the holidays in the context of having the opportunity to have time off work, spend time with family, give/receive gifts, eat and drink loads and generally have a nice time.. he was pretty annoyed by my response and stated that this was hypocrisy.. he also had an issue with the fact I would receive gifts from friends/family as this time of year was to celebrate Jesus birthday only.... for me to…

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God and schizophrenia... whats his place within mental illness??

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 2:21pm 3 Comments

I work in mental health.. when the service users with schizophrenia don't take their meds and relapse, god and the devil can take over. They invade their mind, they tell the person what to do, they invade their minds with threatening thought. God tells them they're bad and to punish themselves and sometimes others. I dont know why or how this happens but I do know that god destroys them; that wonderful higher being that we're all brought up to 'serve' until we start thinking for ourselves of… Continue
 
 
 

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