Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, or Whatever

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate Christmas.  Seasons Greetings to those who don’t celebrate Christmas or do celebrate Christmas but personally prefer a more inclusive greeting this time of the year.  Same goes for Happy Holidays or whatever holiday/winter season greeting you can think of.  Let’s be clear though.  There’s no war on Christmas as the Christian conservatives will make it out to be.  I’m an Atheist who celebrates Christmas and even before I declared myself an Atheist, 99.9% of our Christmas celebration activities were secular in nature.  I love Christmas.  I love the lights.  I love gift giving.  I love spiked drinks.  I love a fireplace in the cold weather.  It’s a great time of the year.  Sometimes I say Merry Christmas and sometimes I say Happy Holidays.

What all of us need to remember, Atheists and Christians alike, is these are simple greetings in which intentions are almost always good.  It’s ridiculous to be offended if someone says Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays.  If you’re offended, and assuming the person saying it isn’t saying it to be an asshole to you, your offense at Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays makes YOU the asshole.  😊

So I end with this.  Merry Christmas.  Seasons Greetings.  Happy Holidays.  Happy Winter Solstice.  Happy Boxing Day.  Happy New Years.  WHATEVER.  Just enjoy this time of the year and be nice to people!

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War on Christmas Update

It’s been a few weeks, but by now you’ve likely seen that Bill O’Reilly, prominent Fox News opinion show host, was ousted due to claims of sexual harassment.  What does this mean?  It means the War on Christmas is over!  We’ve taken dowm the Christian right’s ring leader!  Christmas is officially over!  Death to Christmas!  Now what?  Let’s bring the war to Easter!!!

Satire off.  Of course there was never a war on Christmas and Atheists are in no way trying to get rid of Christmas.  Most of us love Christmas because everything most people celebrate is entirely secular.  Present!  We all love presents!  The War on Christmas was started by O’Reilly as a way for him to push his agenda.  His agenda of what?  His agenda to make millions and his followers were suckered into it.  Thank the make believe god he’s finally off the air.

Happy Holidays!

I’ll keep this short today.  Today is Christmas Day.  Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope you have a great day.  I’m an Atheist who celebrates Christmas.  Everything we do is secular.  I expect I’ll receive a few Amazon Kindle gift cards from family.  What will I use them on?  Well, I have a list of Atheist books I’ve had my eye on for a while.  This will be the perfect opportunity to purchase and read them!

Successful War on Christmas

We’re now a month past Christmas and I would like to take a moment to thank all Atheists out there for their hard work to make this year’s war on Christmas a huge success.  This year we stopped nativity scenes on private property, closed down all church Christmas Eve services, made it illegal to say grace at your own dinner table, and once and for all made it a punishable crime to say Merry Christmas.  Wow!  I never imagined we’d eventually win the war on Christmas and now it’s suddenly here!  Oh…wait.  None of those things happened nor do Atheists care that Christians do all of these things.  What you do on your own time on your own property is your own business.  Sigh.  Oh well, there’s always next year’s war on Christmas to look forward to! </sarcasm>