So Christmas is over. How was your haul? Did you get what you wanted? Did you eat enough to feed a small African nation for several months? Cause that’s what Christmas is all about. Avarice and overeating.
Or at least that is my understanding of it. As an atheist who quite enjoy the show 7th Heaven. And considers oneself a lot like Reverend Camden. Like him I also have a sickly heart. As well as a questionable hairdo.
Seriously though. I really do like that show and I really do like Christmas. I try not to let all that Jesus busines get in the way of my enjoyment. That’s kinda a theme with atheists. Not to let all that Jesus nonsense get in the way of the good shit.
Shopping for presents and giving gifts is a lot of fun. Kinda hard on the wallet, but lucky us, no collection plate worries. I used to have a close friend who was a Mormon. 10% tithe. Harsh stuff. I always think shouldn’t it be the other way around. If God is omnipotent and all. Shouldn’t he be giving to them. Why does God need people to give him money? It doesn’t make any sense. Why does God even need money in the first place. He’s God. He can just make more appear.
Believe it or not, atheists do celebrate Christmas. Actually we quite enjoy any religious holiday that diminishes and defames religion.
But I kid. I love the idea of family and togetherness and goodwill. Atheistism is actually a lot like Christianity. No! Really. It is. We believe in being kind and helping others and general goodness. But we do it because it’s right. Not just to get into an imaginary paradise when we’re dead.