Ben‘s immediate family isn’t religious. Neither is his uncle. His aunt is religious, but just barely.
So what happens when they all get together on Easter Sunday?
… the religious nature of it was completely missing. I only heard one reference to God the whole time, and that was when my dad made one of his usual faux pas comments, asking “Nobody here really believes Jesus died for our sins, right?” I didn’t hear anyone with an affirmative answer. I suppose that could be incredibly offensive at other people’s Easter celebrations, but we just sort of groaned at him a bit and continued eating.
Secular celebrations on religious holidays can and do happen!
(via Cyde Weys Musings)
[tags]atheist, atheism, Christian[/tags]