You’re Not Alone

By Lotus Head from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa (http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=223106) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Lotus Head from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa (http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=223106) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Being non-religious in our local area is a challenge all year long, but it can seem especially lonely during the during the winter holidays. Everywhere you go there are Christmas carols and nativity scenes, as well as Hanukah menorahs and Star-of-David decorations. Even Santa Claus is a “saint.” Your family may pray around the dinner table and expect you to go to church with them, and you may encounter that sense of superiority and judgment from religious people who think of you as “lost.”

We want you to know that you’re not alone. We’re going through all that, too. Let’s hold up our heads and celebrate our own traditions in our own ways with our likeminded friends. We can also celebrate the holiday spirit of charity by doing acts of kindness—thus reminding ourselves that we don’t match the “lost” profile that some Christians pin on us. We believe in goodness…just not God!

 

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