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Thread #107178   Message #2221102
Posted By: Bill D
22-Dec-07 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: How do u celebrate midwinter godlessly?
Subject: RE: BS: How do u celebrate midwinter godlessly?
*smile*...I like Wolfgang's attitude. Enjoy the happiness & the symbolism and the traditions, no matter what you think about 'truth'.
   Christmas is part of most of our cultural heritages, and appreciating the good parts of it can't hurt. If you wish to make the solstice the major emphasis, fine.

We go to an annual dinner where some are Christians, and some are not. We don't discuss the details or debate value systems.

(and yes, Wolfgang, a child should be a bit older before they decide what they REALLY believe or not. No doubt family can influence that, but it is important to understand 'why' one believes or disbelieves...or just simply doubts.)