How Can Atheist Parents Celebrate the Holidays with Their Children? December 2, 2014

How Can Atheist Parents Celebrate the Holidays with Their Children?

Heather Henderson has a very practical guide for how atheists can still make the most out of this season full of religious holidays:

For me, a global perspective and insight into how other people live are essential parts of being a humanist, and a desire to help others naturally follows. You can help your child identify his or her own outgrown winter clothes or toys to donate to people whose families can’t afford to buy them. Encourage them to save energy and “help to keep the Earth clean and healthy” by turning off the lights (or closing the door or turning off the water) every time they leave a room (or leave the house or use the sink). Because, as humanists know, taking action to help the world has a greater impact than waiting for gods to do it.

That’s just a sample from a long list of ideas. Check out the whole thing here!

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