Excluding Atheists from Holidays
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Penn Jillette's Holiday Speech Discusses Atheists at Christmas
Jillette is an atheist, but that doesn't mean that he's against Christmas. He argues that the holidays are a joyful time for everyone, and that includes people who don't believe in God. Atheists may not celebrate the religious meanings behind the holiday, but that's no reason to exclude them.
Jillette declares that there's nothing wrong with using terms like holidays or seasonal instead of Christmas. He also says it's fine to talk about Jesus or Santa or anything else one believes in, but it's important not to exclude others from enjoyment due to a difference in personal beliefs.