Originally Posted by StSapphire
Who says they have to be someone else's holiday? I'm an atheist, but I still celebrate Christmas and Easter and Halloween and the like. Most of the Christian holidays have been given a corresponding secular meaning (so that marketers can sell stuff without alienating the non-believer customer base).
So Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus for me - it's a time to get together with your family and show people you love that you do. Easter is a celebration of nature coming back to life during the Spring (okay, no, really it's a celebration of OMG REESE'S EGGS BEST CANDY EVER).
I tend to celebrate on the same holidays for simplicity's sake - everyone else is already off and celebrating something for it, so I don't particularly feel any need to try and create a new holiday. (It's not like religious holidays were always "new" and "unique" - I'm less familiar with Judaism, but a large number of the Christian ones were based on pagan holidays that preceded them)
Wow! Look at all those quote marks and parentheses! I thought that was the sign of a troll!
Just "quoting" you for humor, and last time ever as I really only play grammar games with TWA.