I love Christmas even though I’m an atheist. One thing that occured to me during our annual A Christmas Story viewing is that it doesn’t mention religion once. And this was set in the 1950s which is every fundies dream time.
Make up your mind. Is it a mostly secular cultural holiday or isn’t it?
If it isn’t, then the government has no business supporting it in ANY way. If it is STFU about us joining in.
Seriously people, that whole line is going to eventually cause you problems. The principal isn’t that tough to understand. If you want the government to be able to join in the celebration at all you have to allow it to be secular only, and you have to allow that to most of America the holiday is just that. You won’t hear a mention of Jesus in the vast majority of the real classic Christmas specials. You wouldn’t notice the difference between how most atheists celebrate it, and most Christians. The atheists intentionally leave out the religious part, the Christian just do it out of habit.
So get over it already. It’s petty crap like this that makes us not like you much.