Holidays

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Registered: 01-12-2011
Holidays
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Sun, 04-10-2011 - 3:56pm

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In reply to: megasmom
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 2:51pm

I was raised Atheist and we celebrated Christmas and Easter because it was part of my parent's heritage and the culture they were raised in. My DH is a recovering Catholic and we chose to continue

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Registered: 12-20-2003
In reply to: megasmom
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 11:28pm

We do the Easter Bunny and hide eggs, the tradition predates Christianity by about 2000 years.

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In reply to: megasmom
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 10:06am
I was raised RC but have been an atheist since my teens. Dh is Jewish but also an atheist. We have always celebrated Easter with the kids by coloring eggs and giving them Easter baskets. We have dinner with my extended family all of whom are atheists and my mom who is still religious. I attended a Unitarian church for many years which has many atheist members and there Easter is always celebrated with the theme of rebirth. That's really the meaning of the holiday anyway.
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In reply to: megasmom
Fri, 04-15-2011 - 8:43pm

I was not raised in a religion (knew I was an Atheist at around 11) but I've always celebrated the holidays.

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In reply to: megasmom
Fri, 04-15-2011 - 10:58pm

My neighbor feels that it is more of a vampire myth than a zombie myth since there was "blood" drinking at the Last Supper.