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Why do atheists celebrate Christmas ?


Billlee 14 5.5k England
11 Dec 2010 9:50AM

Quote:

.......... Satan does not exist......... .



Does he know that ? Must be very confusing for him.... no wonder he is angry Smile
lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2010 10:00AM

Quote:.....no wonder he is angry Smile


nah he is angry because he has such a blooming awful PR agent.
RogBrown 14 3.1k 10 England
11 Dec 2010 11:32AM
Does Santa know he's an anagram?
Gypsyman 10 690 England
11 Dec 2010 11:48AM
Rog, I thought STANA was a she. ( Stana Katic).
Draig37 14 252 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2010 11:53AM
I celebrate Christmas cos that's when I get given presents!
going_digital 10 204 England
11 Dec 2010 12:46PM

Quote:Rog, I thought STANA was a she. ( Stana Katic).


I thought it was a stair lift.
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
11 Dec 2010 2:25PM
People who think Satan doesn't exist may be in for a warm reception, after they pass from this earthly plane! Lol! flaming-devil-light.jpg


I'm trying to find the cartoon I once saw of Richard Dawkins, set in the future after his demise. It goes something like this:

St Peter (standing at the Pearly Gates): Well, well, well - look who we've have here!!

R. Dawkins: Oops!


Grin
lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2010 6:41PM

Quote:People who think Satan doesn't exist may be in for a warm reception, after they pass from this earthly plane! Lol


But you would only be in the same boat as all the many millions of people who backed the wrong religion.
With so many religions its pretty damn unlikely you would happen to choose (or more likely be born in to) the right one.
ketch 13 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
11 Dec 2010 7:56PM
How about Pascal's wager which states that ...

Even if you do not believe in Father Christmas (it was probably God originally!!) you should wager that he does exist and then live your life accordingly - that way you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. If Father Christmas really does exists then you gain everything but if he doesn't exist you have lost nothing.

Probably the most compelling reason to believe in Santa or Satan or Father Stanna or the great God Stair Lift. Mr Dawkins please spend a minute to think how nice it would be to avoid all that unpleasentness outside the Pearly Gates.
mohikan22 Plus
17 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2010 8:06PM
ill just wit until i get to the end. go from there. until then ill liv emy life how i see fit and by the choices i make, God,allah satan,lucifer, etc etc get knotted wait till im dead then ill decide "if its possible"
going_digital 10 204 England
11 Dec 2010 8:21PM

Quote:How about Pascal's wager.


Well in that case I had better declare a belief in Jesus and Allah and then kill myself for being an infidel, works for me.
ketch 13 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
11 Dec 2010 8:27PM
@ mohikan - completely agree 'when you're dead you're dead' so it just doesn't matter.

My rubbish attempt at irony was lost clearly.

Cheers
Eightball 14 14 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2010 9:05PM
All theists are 99% atheist too as they, presumably, don't believe in any of the 25,000 or so other gods Wink
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
11 Dec 2010 10:04PM
The truth is........ everyone's an agnostic, however they like to describe themselves! Wink
Gypsyman 10 690 England
11 Dec 2010 10:18PM
Carabosse, Sorry I have to disagree with you, not 'Everyone'

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