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Should people who are not Christian celebrate Christmas?

I tire of people who claim they are atheists and non Christians celebrating Christmas, it is hypocritical to the point you are not even permitted to mention the name of the Messiah without being told to stop "being a bore". The only reason Christmas exists is to celebrate the birth of Christ (yes I bloody know the date was changed) so why do people insist on changing the name of the festival to "Xmas" and try to remove religion from it?
These ignorant shallow people can find other festivals with which to explore their boring conformist ideals. Christmas is for the Christians, it brings non Christians together also and that is the beauty of it but stop trying to steal it to suit commercialism.

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    Dec 26 2012: Well, I'm an atheist, but Jesus has still had a positive influence on my life. So I don't feel bad celebrating Christmas. Actually, my values are similar to what is celebrated at Christmas, which is love, togetherness, creativity in choosing gifts, so there I don't feel bad either.

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