Do you agnostics decorate for Christmas?
"You agnostics"? I am an atheist and I decorate my house with a lot of pagan shit to celebrate the holiday season and to brighten the house, since the outside is getting darker and bleaker with winter, like a Yule tree for the cats to climb and multi-colored lights. There are Saturnalia presents and sometimes I imitate the Druids and put up mistletoe.
You agnostics ?. Yes I put tinsel in my hair and wear a couple of Christmas tree decorations as earrings.
You will no doubt be aware that decorating the house with greenery at the winter solstice is a pagan practice that long predates Christianity and because of this some of the more extreme Protestant sects here will not allow a Christmas tree in the house.
I'm not sure you mean me but, yep, I have an abundance of holiday stuff. So much that I rotate it by themes every year. The Dickens Village that my Dad gave me. Ornaments from my grandparents, including tons of stuff my grandmother sewed for me over the years, the stockings my mother cross-stitched for us. A Santa collection. All the mismatched stuff that the kids made in school when they were younger kids. It's pretty and sparkley and reminds me of good times. I've been known to leave some of it up until February or so ...
Atheist Yup but it is about the traditions of our family that connect me to them, I have the decorations from our tree when I was a child with my parents both dead it is a connection to them as I carefully put on the decorations, I hang apples in honour of Sir Issac Newton suns for the winter solstice and lights Dr Who lights and more lights and some more lights because I loves the twinkly lights. Did I mention the lights?
I like to put up a small tree with various ornaments that my daughter and I have collected from various vacations, and also a beautiful Dickens Village from Department 56. The Dickens Village calls to mind the line from Scrooge, "I shall keep Christmas in my heart all the year." For me that means keeping generosity and kindness at the forefront of my life at all times.