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Old Aug 27th, 2012, 10:20 AM   61
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Very interesting pbl!

And I'm interested in that question, too. Especially since, even though we're not religious, I still enjoy cultural traditions of Christian holidays like Christmas trees and Easter eggs. My family was Catholic until I was 12 (now none of them belong to any church anymore) but I still remember these family traditions fondly, but how do we explain celebrating Christmas when we aren't actually Christian?



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2012, 13:17 PM   62
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Very interesting pbl!

And I'm interested in that question, too. Especially since, even though we're not religious, I still enjoy cultural traditions of Christian holidays like Christmas trees and Easter eggs. My family was Catholic until I was 12 (now none of them belong to any church anymore) but I still remember these family traditions fondly, but how do we explain celebrating Christmas when we aren't actually Christian?
I'm not religious but I would never give up Christmas! I don't celebrate the birth of Christ, I celebrate the arrival of Santa Clause. It's a tradition more than a religious celebration for me. Same goes for Easter. It's all about a bunny as far as I'm concerned.



 
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i dont celebrate xmas or easter at my house. i do go to my cousin's family for xmas. i will never have a tree in my house etc. to me as a jew, it is still a christian holiday regardless of the superimposed commercial trappings. as a kid we didnt take pics with santa (my parents are particularly religious either but felt the same way as i do about the holidays).



 
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I guess I just want to teach my kids that Christmastime is a time for giving, charity, and enjoying time with family (my family actually doesn't exchange gifts) and I do enjoy the decorations music, food, etc. I'm sure it seems hypocritical to try to enjoy the cultural celebrations and giving spirit of Christmas but to totally ignore all the religious aspects, like i"m trying to have it both ways....I don't know, I'm just making it all up as I go I guess!



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2012, 14:33 PM   65
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not hypocritical. i do the jewish cultural stuff (ie passover i dont eat leavened foods, but i rarely actually go to a seder, and i still eat pork products, yom kippur i fast but dont go to synagogue). i do hannukah. i dont do xmas because i feel like i dont want to import cultural holidays from other religions.



 
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I love Christmas and have never seen it as an experience for the religious only. I love seeing the family, playing games, eating vast amounts of food, exchanging gifts, decorating the tree - I love every aspect of our interpretation of Christmas. I even enjoy singing carols although I don't go to church to do it and quite honestly I couldn't give two hoots if anyone thought it was hypocritical! I've got many fond childhood memories of the love shared at Christmas and the magic in the air and I really hope that my children will see it as an incredible and special time too.

Oh, I'm feeling all Christmassy now! DD will be nearly 2 for this one so I'm hoping she understand and get excited this time.



 
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Old Sep 21st, 2012, 09:22 AM   67
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Hi! I was on this thread in the TTC forum and since I got my BFP last weekend, I thought I would drop in here! We are so excited and really hope this is it for us.

I guess my husband and I are agnostic, but really religion never comes up in our household or social circles, so we don't really have labels. Neither of our families are religious either.



 
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I'm from the TTC version of this group. I see it's hit a lull. Anyone interested in keeping this going or shall I start a new group for our heathen babies



 
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We can keep this one going if you like or swap to a new one. Either way is fine.

I'm Jessica, 23, and I fall into the atheist/humanist category. My husband and I were raised Christian, pentacostal style, and we left religion all together about 2 years ago. It was the best decision we ever made and now we have our little science made baby on the way



 
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OK so I had to tell my cousin last week because our Nana died and I was too nervous to fly home and don't really have the money either right now. So during our chat she brought up faith and heaven (she mc @9w and lost her brother 2 yrs ago) so I get that she needs all that. But to imply that whether or not I get to keep my baby will be up to a higher power was too much for me. I'm still annoyed.
If I do things right and avoid stress(like my family back home) I should be fine. I mean I know that my body and nature will step in if something's wrong but am I crazy to think you don't talk about that stuff to someone who just found out and has no reason to suspect???
Sorry. I don't know where to complain about religion and not offend religious folks.



 
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