posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 11:31 AM
a reply to: eluryh22
As a run of the mill non-god-believing harmless atheist I am still happy for my local council taxes paying for the street decorations and light
displays, even with the 'Merry Christmas' signs, they look lovely, and cheer up an otherwise miserable Winter high street.
I do live in a 97% White/Christian/No-faith region of the UK though, but I'd be equally happy to see a Diwali festival of lights here if there was a
call for it. If something cheers the place up and the message is one of peace then cool, I'm happy enough.
More annoying to me is the Coca-Cola truck which recently visited these parts peddling their tooth-rotting wares under the guise of 'happy holidays
for kids', consumerism and commercialism at it's worst as far as I see it.
Either way, all I'm celebrating this month is the Winter solstice, and not for any 'Mother Earth' spiritual reasons, just because we start getting
more light than darkness every day after it.
Can't wait, cold dark Winter? Bah Humbug!