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DISCUSSION: IS CHRISTMAS CHRISTIAN OR SECULAR?

How do you celebrate Christmas?

There is a ton of debate, much of it facetious, about the War on Christmas.  It’s certainly become a staple of FOX News over the past few years.

However, I know a lot of Humanist, Atheists, Freethinkers and so on that celebrate it regularly.  And yet others like the Associate Editor of Free Inquiry Tom Flynn who argues in his book The Trouble with Christmas that non-Christians positively should not celebrate Christmas.

So what do you think?

-Should non-theists and humanists stop celebrating Christmas and replace it with our own holiday, like HumanLight?
-Or, Is Christmas already a secular holiday?

And if you celebrate Christmas still, what’s your advice for those hairy situations with religious family?  Do you go along or just try your best to ignore this and that about ‘virgin births’?

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