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I'm an (Anglican)atheist but I celebrate Christmas, in all its glittery, commercial glory. The traditions are lovely, and I don't care if the Christians stole them from the Celts or reinterpreted them from the Romans. Each set of fading stories, each part of the pile of palimpsests has its charm. I cling to the idea that the stories are fading, because, as a teacher, I've seen the horrible damage wrought by the combination of faith and ignorance.
I embrace the commercialism and consumerism, too. Capitalism has provided the human race with far more freedoms, comforts and opportunities than religion ever has.