I argued in this thread, as I’ve being doing for years IRL, that Christmas is already a secular holiday that I (an atheist) will pass down to my kids (hopefully atheists, but who knows). I believe that treating Christmas as a secular holiday is more honest than rebranding every office Christmas party as a “holiday party,” which I believe is simply a way for Christians to maintain Christmas as a religious holiday while still giving the appearance of being inclusive.
This idea doesn’t seem to get much traction anywhere, even in the halls of the dope. How would y’all feel about taking baby Jesus out of it altogether and going back to calling it Yule? Could we have Yule parties without being accused of excluding people? It seems like an idea doomed to failure but I’m curious what others think. It’s certainlynot a new idea but it hasn’t seemed to get any widespread press.