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Who doesn't enjoy celebrating Solstice, or Yule, which happened to originate long before the christians renamed it?
Share how you love to celebrate at this time of year - Recipes, favorite traditions, holiday humor, decorations, crafts, ideas for gifts, winter tales, can be found here.

Members: 22
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2015


This group is for atheists to discuss

~how and why you do, (or do not) celebrate xmas season
~sharing info on the REAL history of the season's festivities,
~coping with theist relatives at this time of year,
~throwing Solstice party ideas,
~ways to donate to atheist or secular charities,
~holiday humor and great xmas comics, 
or whatever related topic is a joy or concern or total annoyance(ha ha) to any member here,


Discussion Forum

What does the holiday mean to you? How do YOU celebrate ?

Started by Jean Marie. Last reply by Alex Tyler Apr 7, 2012. 16 Replies

This holiday,whatever we call it, or whatever we celebrate,is cultural thing now, celebrated all over, even by nonchristian countries and families.It's just fun.It often represents a time to focus on bonds we have, family, friends, love, sharing,…Continue

Tags: customs, xmas

It's Hanukkah! Make Some Potato Latkes

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Adriana Dec 26, 2011. 3 Replies

By Kelly RossiterWed Dec 5, 2007My husband is Jewish and grew up eating potato latkes every Hanukkah. I am Protestant and grew up eating mashed potatoes every Christmas. Shortly…Continue

PETA asks atheists to "give peas a chance"

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by sunshine Dec 24, 2011. 2 Replies

Hugh KramerLA Atheism ExaminerDecember 23, 2011(Dec. 23. Los Angeles) The saga of the Santa Monica park continues. Ten…Continue

Free speech row over Santa-suited crucified skeleton put up as Christmas display

Started by Sydni Moser Dec 24, 2011. 0 Replies

By Rachel Quigley6th December 2011Mail OnlineLocals weren't sure if it was Halloween, Easter or Christmas when they saw a 'festive' display in…Continue

What Christmas Owes to Abolitionists

Started by Sydni Moser Dec 24, 2011. 0 Replies

December 23, 2011From the Archive: In the pre-Civil War years of the United States, Abolitionists and other social reformers transformed Christmas into a season for addressing the abuses of slavery and mistreatment of children, creating symbols and…Continue

Sydni's Solstice Party - PHOTOS

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Adriana Dec 23, 2011. 13 Replies

Saturday, December 17th, 2011Wish that all my A/U friendscould have come to my Solstice Party. Make plans for attending next year,EVERYONE is invited!!!…Continue

No Christmas in White House Holiday Card

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Marianne Dec 22, 2011. 3 Replies

By Todd Starnes/TWITTERDec. 16, 2011Fox NewsThe official White House holiday card makes no mention of the word ‘Christmas’ and instead focused on Bo the First Dog based on the wishes of the First…Continue

41 Most clever gingerbread houses ever

Started by Sydni Moser Dec 22, 2011. 0 Replies


Everything you need to know about the winter solstice of 2011 - Thursday 12/22

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Marianne Dec 21, 2011. 1 Reply

The December solstice will occur at 05:30 UTCon December 22, 2011.The December solstice is also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere.…Continue

A very atheist Christmas

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Marianne Dec 21, 2011. 1 Reply

You lovers of Christmas-y stuff will love this article! Very well written, and it's in the Washington Post, very mainstream paper. Yay for atheists getting more exposure!  As for me, i will be making latkes tonight :-)A very atheist ChristmasBy…Continue

Tags: celebration, religion, atheism, Christmas

Comment Wall


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Comment by doone on December 29, 2015 at 7:47pm

Yes, it would = can you start one?

Comment by Chris on December 29, 2015 at 7:45pm

That's a great article by the Washington Post Stephen.

Origins of religions and myths would be a good new group.

Comment by Stephen on December 26, 2015 at 8:50am

Why is Christmas on Dec. 25? A brief history lesson that may surprise you.


Comment by Mrs.B on December 19, 2015 at 4:17pm

A Lovely Solstice to Everyone, & All the Best in the New Year!

Mrs.B, my husband, & my cats.

Comment by Mrs.B on December 19, 2015 at 4:13pm

Hahahah.......cute Stephen.

Comment by Stephen on December 19, 2015 at 3:28pm

Happy Holidays to all at Atheist Universe.

Comment by Mrs.B on December 11, 2015 at 3:07pm

Comment by Mrs.B on December 8, 2015 at 2:23pm

....and a mrrrrowpurr to you too.

Merry winter, & the days will begin getting longer soon.

Comment by Stephen on December 8, 2015 at 4:29am

Comment by Stephen on December 8, 2015 at 4:26am


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