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User avatar #49 - temporalguardian ONLINE (12/16/2013) [-]
I'm an atheist. I celebrate xmas. I dont even care.
#53 to #49 - xcoreyx (12/17/2013) [-]
Well I'm an atheist and I celebrate Christmas
User avatar #55 to #53 - temporalguardian ONLINE (12/17/2013) [-]
my parents are atheist as well but they refuse to celebrate christmas, but know that it would be bad for my siblings to not have a christmas type thing, so they're inventing their own version of christmas on dec 21, but instead of using a christmas tree, they're using a real, actual palm tree that they bought and will decorate. They havent decided on what it'll be called. I'm very amused by this.
#56 to #55 - xcoreyx (12/17/2013) [-]
Well that's pretty cool. I just don't understand why people think that Christmas has to be a religious thing. I mean it's an official national holiday, so it would actually be unconstitutional to call it a religious holiday.
User avatar #170 to #55 - mrdrpage (12/17/2013) [-]
What the **** is the point your parents are trying to make?

They do it 4 days earlier with a different type of tree.

They sure showed those Christians.
User avatar #171 to #170 - temporalguardian ONLINE (12/17/2013) [-]
Oh no more butt hurt christians. You had to take something interesting and lower it didnt you? let me repeat what i said in the other post, they want my younger brother and sister to not be the only children not getting presents and what not, but they didnt want it to be christmas either, so they decided to be creative and make that up, and as for the palm tree, they just decided to take the complete opposite of a christmas tree. I just plain celebrate christmas, cause why not. Now if all of you assholes could kindly **** off with your passive raging and butt hurt comments, that'd be great. I also like how i said i as an atheist celebrate christmas and get red, and the first comment below me saying the exact same thing, gets green. truely genius.
#164 to #55 - 4chan refugee (12/17/2013) [-]
the "christmas" tree is actually an old tradition from the germanic/norse religion/culture. They used it in the Yule festivals which was at the same time as the christian celebrated christmas. The church changed the old Yule festivals to christmas to easier convert them. In scandinavia they still call christmas Yule/Jul.
#142 to #55 - Rei (12/17/2013) [-]
If they where trying to avoid Christianity references, the palm tree was a poor choice.
#31 - kiberz (12/16/2013) [-]
If I ever have children I don't think I plan on telling them about Santa. To this day I still feel like an idiot for ever believing in him, and I think Christmas can still be just as joyful even if my kids know who's really buying the gifts. But I wouldn't want them to ruin it for anyone's kids who do believe because that's their choice.
User avatar #33 to #31 - sedativechunk ONLINE (12/16/2013) [-]
I know Santa and thing sounds cheesy and stupid when you're an adult but there's more to it than that. If you actually have kids someday you will want them to enjoy their childhood. Part of being a kid is having an imagination and believing in things like Santa Claus. Didn't you believe in Santa when you were a kid? Maybe not, but I did when I was under 10. I used to be really excited Christmas time thinking this magical figure would come into the house to deliver presents. And my local hometown used to make it really cool, a Santa guy would parachute down from an airplane and it was really fun to get to see him. Besides that he's just part of the Christmas spirit.

Also, you gotta realize kids, even into their teens, they really don't appreciate gifts from their parents. They're just dumb kids, they don't know how the world works yet that their parents work hard for money to buy them toys. They also don't have the mental capacity to hold a secret like knowing Santa isn't real (trust me). A Santa gives it a different meaning. They think they really earned something for being good people when they get a gift from Santa for being on the nice list.

I don't have any kids of my own (and probably never will because life ***** on me when it comes to women) but I work with kids every week and have a couple nieces both under 8. If you have your own kids someday your attitude will probably change towards Santa and other things like the Easter bunny. And if you get married, your spouse will probably want your kids to have fun believing in Santa as well.
User avatar #35 to #33 - kiberz (12/16/2013) [-]
Oh no trust me, I believed the **** out of Santa. I was your typical kid. But I can also remember the exact moment I realized he wasn't real. Don't remember how old I was but it was on Christmas and I noticed on all of the tags that Santa's handwriting looked exactly like my mom's. It just sort of dawned on me right there, and everyone around me is still saying "don't forget to thank Santa!" and I had to play along. I don't know, it just stuck with me.

I understand that kids need an imagination and a "magical" childhood or whatever, but I don't see why lying has to be involved. And you're absolutely right, the flaw in my decision is my kids ultimately revealing to everyone on the playground that Santa isn't real despite whatever I tell them not to say. Of course I would also hope that my kids aren't little **** bricks but most are at that age no matter the kind of parent you are.

But I don't really know why I go on about it when I don't even really wants kids or feel responsible enough to ever have them. Just something I've always thought about in a "what if" situation.
User avatar #34 to #31 - tazzerz ONLINE (12/16/2013) [-]
But then your kids might be little dicks and run around telling other kids who believe in him and love him that he's fake. I loved Santa as a kid, It added a lot to Christmas for me and my family, and it was the highlight of the year for me (And a few others I'm going to assume). There was always that little stuck-up asshole in my school who was way to mature for his age running about (Age of 7) calling other stupid for think there is a magical man who gives them everything that they ask for for Christmas if the behaved (Which is another reason to tell them he is around). And It was epic waking up seeing all the stuff laid out and just thinking that it was the best thing ever because it cost no one any money so it was completely guilt free for you. I'm going to stop ranting now, sorry.
#127 - 4chan refugee (12/17/2013) [-]
I don't even have to wiki that Roosevelt wasn't President in 1912, that was famously Taft who battled for reelection with Roosevelt and Wilson when he ****** up being President by about 400 lbs.
User avatar #119 - arrisarrad (12/17/2013) [-]
First off, that was a pipe, not a birch rod. And Christians do tend to flip **** , but when you think about it, who flipped **** first? The Christians, or the anti-theist assholes who wanted to ban people from saying "Merry Christmas" and tried replacing the traditional, and grammatically correct spelling with "Xmas" just because they didn't like that the word "Christ" was in it?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

I'm pretty sure letting kids sing Christmas songs with religious tones isn't the same thing as forcing kids to sing Christmas songs. I think it's actually kind of against the first amendment to prohibit kids from singing religious songs outside of class.
User avatar #22 - partialexposure (12/16/2013) [-]
Broke up with my girlfriend just over 2 weeks before christmas, damn truth
#54 to #22 - xcoreyx (12/17/2013) [-]
I've been considering it, and well, 'tis the season
User avatar #4 - agentdoubleohio (12/16/2013) [-]
You know Santa could travel all over the world that fast and survive if he was lets say a God or an Alien.
User avatar #5 to #4 - sedativechunk ONLINE (12/16/2013) [-]
Exactly what I thought when I found it.... you would assume he has the ability to warp time/space as well so he wasn't really bound by Newtonian law. But it's just some fun facts on the web assuming he was limited to our laws of physics.
User avatar #6 to #5 - agentdoubleohio (12/16/2013) [-]
yeah I know, also from what i've seen in movies Santa Claus is a Saint and if your a saint your immortal or something
#163 - certifiedidiot (12/17/2013) [-]
The whole no christmas songs in schools sounds fine to me, not against christmas here, but if it's a public school, then no religion.
#121 - stocxt ONLINE (12/17/2013) [-]
>2,106 million

Why not just say 2 billion 106 million?
or 2.11 billion?
#64 - Ulmer (12/17/2013) [-]
Spelling X-mas is not a lazy way to write Christmas, it is one of the more proper ways. It is merely a shortening of the Greek word for Christmas, Χριστούγεννα, or Xristoueva.
User avatar #79 to #64 - azraelthemage (12/17/2013) [-]
You're still being lazy either way if you're not willing to type out Χριστούγεννα, Xristoueva, or even Christmas.
User avatar #153 - leonhardt (12/17/2013) [-]
Fun fact, the US actually has a Law preventing people from suing the **** out of a school when a teacher tells a jewish (or any other non-Christian kid with ******* douchebag parents) kid "Merry Christmas".

This is a good thing.
User avatar #19 - Crusader (12/16/2013) [-]
"christmas trees" were around before Christmas, and were decorated with fruits because it was a pagan holiday celebrating the winter solstice. So that facts ********

Roosevelt was not an environmentalist, he frequently hunted and did not ban trees. No where is there any record of him banning trees other than word of mouth, and trees in the white house did not become common practice until the 1920's

Most christians will not be offended buy saying Xmas, because Christ is synonymous with Crucifixion and therefore the cross (X)

With this many flaws I doubt the rest of the "facts"
User avatar #43 - phoenixdowner (12/16/2013) [-]
Actually, the "X" in Xmas stands for Christ, as it was a shortening of the Greek word for Christ, which starts with x.
#174 - darakken (12/20/2013) [-]
Yeah, I think we need to keep it Christmas, and not Xmas, in this case.
User avatar #173 - dancingdoggy ONLINE (12/17/2013) [-]
Xmas does not take "Christ" out of Christmas.
Look at the X. It's a cross. That's why an X is used in the first place.

Cross = Christ.
#172 - mulciber (12/17/2013) [-]
That first fact was pretty spot on.

Pic absolutely not related.

**** , it hurts.
#169 - affjanderson (12/17/2013) [-]
"Congress shall not pass no law..."
Gotta love those double negatives
User avatar #168 - mymiddleleg (12/17/2013) [-]
The first one was complete opposite for me, the girl i was seeing made it official on the 11th
User avatar #165 - haqq (12/17/2013) [-]
but not every child celebrates christmas, so that 2.1 billion can't be true.
User avatar #158 - bluerangermartin (12/17/2013) [-]
It doesnt matter if you call it Christmas or Xmas, no one cares you euphoric **** .
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