So US Atheists have their own holidays? Hitchens' birthday or something?
- NousLv 77 months ago
Why are you so uneducated? Christmas, Easter and Halloween are all pagan festivals Christianity seeks to steal!!!!!!!
Christmas is nothing to do with Christianity but has it's origins in the midwinter festival and many other basically pagan rites but since much of it is a celebration of nature rather than religion everyone should be able to enjoy it and be happy together despite religion!!
The bible actually banned Christmas!
Jeremiah 10:1.25 Thus says the Lord: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move. Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field.
Easter is set by the first full moon after the vernal equinox. This is the one day in the year when day and night are roughly equal!
It varies by more than a month over the years and so it simply cannot represent the date of anyone's death!!!
It is in fact a combination of several pagan festivals most notably the spring festival.
The name Easter comes from “Eastre” an Anglo-Saxon pagan goddess. Also the Norse goddess,Ostara who took her name from the Teutonic lunar goddess Eostre
Halloween is shortened from All Hallows' Evening which has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain a celebration of the end of the harvest. But it was a day on which many northern European Pagan traditions or religious festivals were celebrated!!
Two Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old All Saints' Day from May 13 itself the date of a pagan holiday to try to hijack the pagan festival.
The Venerable Bede, an early Christian writer pointed out that the Christian church absorbed Pagan practices when it found the population unwilling to give up the festivals. Thus a lot of what Christians now see as Christian practices are in fact pagan!!!
- ZhuLv 67 months ago
Ancient atheists used to commemorate Epicurus monthly.
- CowboyLv 67 months ago
really? where do you get this crap??
- Anonymous7 months ago
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- God of ThunderLv 77 months ago
Some Christian is going to post that lame joke about April 1 any minute now......
Aaaaand I called it.
- bartyLv 77 months ago
Why would we need a holiday? Holidays are for religious people to pat themselves on the back.
- .Lv 77 months ago
- 7 months ago
Atheists have holidays. They're called Mardi Gras, and Burning Man, and 4/20, and Gay-Pride Parades
- MandrakeLv 77 months ago
Everyday is an atheist holiday.Source(s): Available at fine bookstores near you.