To the surprise of some I’m sure, none of them said, “Christmas?! Bah, humbug!” (Though a couple came close…)
I love this response from writer/filmmaker Jonathan Meades to the question “Can an atheist celebrate Christmas?”
Should you be so inclined you can drink yourself into a coma and give or receive unwanted presents without having to believe in fairy tales.
Comedian Kate Smurthwaite‘s response also put a smile on my face:
Yes. Of course. I celebrate whatever the hell I like. It’s religions that tell people what they can and can’t do — not atheism. If I want to go to church, then mosque, then temple, I can. I can do what I like.
(Image via Shutterstock. Thanks to Giulio for the link)