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O come all ye faithless: Is it possible to celebrate Christmas if you don’t believe in Jesus and care less when his birthday is?

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/12/2013

Natalie Haynes

I cannot lie: the giant felt reindeer head has been hanging on the kitchen door for a week and the rest of the Christmas decorations have just gone up. This may seem surprising on two counts.
The first is that we don’t have children, so that reindeer is just there to entertain us and anyone who visits over the next couple of weeks. The second is that we’re a Christmas-loving, godless household, which for many people is a contradiction in terms. My partner is a committed atheist. If asked for my beliefs, I say I am a Protagorean agnostic, after the sentence which opened one of Protagoras’s books: “On the subject of the gods, I am unable to say whether they exist or not. There are many obstacles to such knowledge, including the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life.”
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"O come all ye faithless: Is it possible to celebrate Christmas if you don’t believe in Jesus and care less when his birthday is? ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 24/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/o-come-all-ye-faithless-is-it-possible-to-celebrate-christmas-if-you-don-t-believe-in-jesus-and-care-less-when-his-birthday-is-