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Weirdest part about 'Christian' holidays/celebrations/customs?

What do you think is the weirdest tradition we up keep in western culture? Xmas, Easter, Halloween etc. (If you were new to our society/culture what do you think is strange about common holidays customs, etc?)

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They are all taken from pagan religions.
Thats odd. You would think all of their holidays would prove their one true religion.

Curioussapien Level 3 Dec 11, 2018
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People in the past put burning candles on dried pine. It's so obvious your going to burn your house down.

sammidenver Level 2 Dec 6, 2018
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This is not religious but cultural. And only in Australia can this happen! We have a day off for a horse race, a day off the day before the AFL Grand Final, and a day off for the Queen’s birthday which is not on the day of the Queen’s birthday and Australia doesn’t really give two hoots for the Queen anyway. Love Australian pragmatism!

Geoffrey51 Level 7 Dec 6, 2018
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To my mind it is the idea of Xtians sitting down and feasting, thanking their God for everything whilst elsewhere there are people, men, women and children literally starving to death.

Triphid Level 7 Dec 4, 2018
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Uuuhh Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The new christmas traditions.

NoSmokeNMirrors Level 3 Dec 4, 2018
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Those holidays are crazy days people follow blindly without knowing why

kaso Level 1 Dec 4, 2018
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Not so much weird as they aren't about tradition anymore. Instead more about how much money they can take in. The weird thing is here in Scotland Easter eggs go on sale either just before or just after xmas and Easter is In April. You can buy Easter stuff 4 months before

darien75 Level 7 Dec 4, 2018
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I always think it’s pretty funny that Christians love Easter, a springtime/rebirth celebration characterized and represented by the fucking-prowess of bunnies and the reproductive symbol of an egg.

flithyMONKEYmen Level 5 Dec 3, 2018
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Ya they adopted the pagan symbolism to attract more followers. They did the same with Christmas being 3 days after the winter solstice...

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Costumes are fun. Dirty donkey stables do NOT birth alleged baby gawd through alleged vaginal virgins. ...bloody torture deaths are not survived and candy eggs on dogshit lawns. ...you can't fool me when I was 5 years old....I hate religious lies making fun of us kids if we want presents we have no jobs to buy anything ourselves

GreenAtheist Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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I think the weirdest tradition is pretending most holidays are christian when they're not. Also, commercializing everything to the point that nothing has any meaning.

Teaching children about a fat man in a red suit squeezing down a chimney to leave presents and eat cookies is pretty weird though.

Paracosm Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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Smart marketing on behalf of Coca Cola I believe! Father Christmas was originally related to a nature god dressed in green I think but may be wrong about that.

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I'd say Halloween, we spend all our time telling our kids not to take stuff or talk to strangers and then we encourage them to solicit and take candy from strangers...? Or Santa... A fat man flies around delivering presents rather than your parents worked hard to give you a gift? What do you think?

Chooseluv Level 4 Dec 3, 2018
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If you think our holloween is weird you should look up the original pagan's holloween, or all hollows' eve as it was known. And our Christmas is much more tame as compared to somwhere like Central Europe. Where they not only have St. Nichols, but a demon named Krampus who kidnaps and beats the shit out of misbehaving children.

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