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#1 Old 12-24-2005, 11:27 PM
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I feel hyppocrital that I do not belive in Christms but my family dose. We give each other gifts every year. I participate because I love my family and want any excuse to spend time with them. I just feel weird that I do not belive what they do. Is that allright?

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#2 Old 12-24-2005, 11:35 PM
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You just described me. Don't worry 'bout it.
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#3 Old 12-25-2005, 04:14 AM
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Of course it's alright. Well, in my opinion, it's alright. I think it's great that you would participate in something out of love and caring for someone else when you don't hold the same beliefs as they do. I would (and have, actually) be more than willing and happy to participate in a Seder or Chanukah tradition with my Jewish friends. I am pro-diversity. It in no way takes away from what I personally feel about my holidays.
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#4 Old 12-25-2005, 06:45 PM
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I am exactly the same way. If I had a choice, I would just not celebrate it anymore. Of course, my family would never forgive me for THAT (or even take me seriously) so I just go along with it. I see it as a celebration of being together...despite the fact that they spent the entire christmas dinner and dessert making fun of me for not eating a dead bird with bread shoved up its ass. Then there was the distasteful joke about the lamb...uhh anyway yeah don't worry about it. I actually don't know that many people who consider christmas to be a religious holiday anymore. I know I don't! lol.

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Yep - same. Although I have no religious beliefs at all (unless a lack of beliefs is a belief?) my family celebrate and I am happy to spend time with them while they do.
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#6 Old 12-25-2005, 11:34 PM
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>>Is that allright?>>



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