Christmastime is wonderful, when people remember that it’s a time for friends, family and celebrating away the winter blues, rather than proselytizing and prostrating yourself before an imagined deity and generally making others uncomfortable with believing what is, in your view, the “wrong things”. I’ve had more than my fair share of sniping from people this season, with co-workers asking if I celebrate, WHY I celebrate, and one even wishing me a “happy… uh, atheist-ish-ness?”
I’m going to say this exactly this once. Christians stole and co-opted a holiday that pre-dated them, so they don’t have a corner on celebrating at exactly this time of year, nor do they have the right to get sanctimonious on people who don’t believe in Jesus when they see them participating in holiday cheer and goodwill to all men.
We are not Oscar the Grouch. FYI.