Originally Posted by poutanen
It's actually happy winter solstice... Long before the pagans took it they celebrated the start of longer days!
Originally Posted by Efilnikufesin
True, but wouldn't pagans go back to basically any belief before organized religion?
Merry Christmas all! Just an athiest being a pain in the ass, don't mind me.
I think that should have read: Long before the Christians
Yes, xmas was moved to coincide with Midwinter festivals, which just about every culture has celebrated.
Anyway, I'm an atheist too but I don't get all twisted about "Christmas". Sure it's based on a religious festival, but the holiday has a huge secular component nowadays. I even sing carols like "Silent Night" because I like them. And because my singing can drive a bagpiper to suicide