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Old 12-05-2012, 12:21 AM   #16
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You are a Jew right? I live in a highly-populated Jewish area (probably as many Jews as Christians), and many of them don't celebrate Christmas. But it doesn't piss them off, it just encourages them to make jokes about how Hanukkah is better.
Yes I am. Well that would be a different scenario considering they aren't an overwhelming minority like I am being a Jew in the western U.S. It makes a big difference.

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No. But then I am a Christian.
That's expected
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Because you're saying that people who don't celebrate it still enjoy its "feel-good" atmosphere, but you've never been in that situation so it's a blind statement. Just because it makes you feel that way doesn't necessarily mean that a lot of non-celebraters do.
I'm not foolish enough to do that.

I talk to people who aren't Christian. I read articles on the matter. I don't just pull an idea out of my head and claim it's the truth. Hell, look at GOATsol and Wombat. They demonstrate my point to a very small scale.
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I hate it.

I hate getting presents and pretending to like them, and I hate giving out presents as well. I always want to get everyone something they'll really like so I end up spending thousands of dollars that I shouldn't.

It's got nothing to do with religion for me, and most Australians - regarding celebrations I mean, everyone knows it's Jesus' birthday - but here it's more about family, friends, sunny beaches, lots of beer and some seafood That part I can deal with.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:24 AM   #19
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I'm not foolish enough to do that.

I talk to people who aren't Christian. I read articles on the matter. I don't just pull an idea out of my head and claim it's the truth. Hell, look at GOATsol and Wombat. They demonstrate my point to a very small scale.
I would never admit to my peers that I dislike Christmas because I don't want to get into arguments, so possibly the same case with the people you talk to. And Wombat celebrates so he doesn't have my kind of perspective and GOATsol has yet to say whether she celebrates it or not.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:27 AM   #20
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I hate it.

I hate getting presents and pretending to like them, and I hate giving out presents as well. I always want to get everyone something they'll really like so I end up spending thousands of dollars that I shouldn't.
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If I lived in a non-Christian country and there was a celebration day equivalent to Christmas, i.e. something that's almost as much a secular holiday than religious holiday, I'd probably enjoy it. I wouldn't care about the religius aspect of that celebration day but I might like that day's traditions otherwise.

So if I weren't a Christian, I'd still probably like Christmas.
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Do you celebrate it?
we have put up a tree and exchange gifts, so yeah
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I hate getting presents and pretending to like them, and I hate giving out presents as well. I always want to get everyone something they'll really like so I end up spending thousands of dollars that I shouldn't.
I remember a sketch in a radio show where they said the best day during Christmas holiday is Dec 27th. Shops are finally open after Christmas so you can go to change the presents you got to something you like, assuming you'd get the receipts of the presents you've got.
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If I lived in a non-Christian country and there was a celebration day equivalent to Christmas, i.e. something that's almost as much a secular holiday than religious holiday, I'd probably enjoy it. I wouldn't care about the religius aspect of that celebration day but I might like that day's traditions otherwise.

So if I weren't a Christian, I'd still probably like Christmas.
Same thing as George. You've never experienced it, so you don't know that for sure. We probably need a non-Christmas celebrater to share an opinion.

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we have put up a tree and exchange gifts, so yeah
Thought so.
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Dylan, do you just go about Christmas day in the fashion of any other day, then? Do you treat it as a standard day?
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Same thing as George. You've never experienced it, so you don't know that for sure. We probably need a non-Christmas celebrater to share an opinion.
Yep, it's actually quite difficult to experience something like Christmas that isn't Christmas. In countries that don't celebrate religious Christmas, they quite often have at least the commercial Christmas.

And Dylan, please continue like this without clowning. This is a good thread.
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Dylan, do you just go about Christmas day in the fashion of any other day, then? Do you treat it as a standard day?
Yes. Completely normal day.
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Yep, it's actually quite difficult to experience something like Christmas that isn't Christmas. In countries that don't celebrate religious Christmas, they quite often have at least the commercial Christmas.

And Dylan, please continue like this without clowning. This is a good thread.
No, no I meant you haven't had the experience of not celebrating Christmas in a Christian society.
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Ah, okay, I understand. Seeing other people really celebrating hard must be tough, as you're in a minority.
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Ah, okay, I understand. Seeing other people really celebrating hard must be tough, as you're in a minority.
It is, and the fact that it is rubbed in our faces (unintentionally though) sucks as well.
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