Christmas and the non-christian
December 20, 2008 4 Comments
Its Christmas season, here in Pennsylvania. Although there are many practiced religions in my home city, I live in a predominately Christian Region. I consider myself an “Agnostic” so I do not join in in the Christian aspects of the holiday.
So I get the occasional question: Do you celebrate Christmas?
And my answers is yes. also:
- I have a Christmas tree in my house.
- I goto Christmas parties.
- I receive and buy Christmas gifts (usually I am still shopping on Xmas eve)
- I sing Christmas carols
- I try to trap women under mistletoe toe (my favorite holiday tradition)
Christmas is wrapped up in nostalgia. I have fond memories of this time of year growing up in Pa. Its also a great diversion from the Mid Atlantic region dark days.Christmas s not my favorite cultural holiday, but its a pleasant one.(this is not the case for everyone. Many people find Christmas to be a very depressing time of year.)
I think of Christmas as a humanitarian holiday. to gift, to volunteer, or to donate to humanitarian causes.
This year will be the first year in a long time i am not volunteering on Christmas. I am just to tired, this year. I will have to think of some other way to participate in this Humanitarian Holiday.
I wish season greetings to everyone celebrating:
Christmas, Eid, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice or Humanitarian Holiday.