What does an atheist tell their kids about religious holidays?
I've been grappling with that question this weekend.
There's a lot to like about belief. I have some wonderful religious friends ('some of my best friends, etc etc.....'). And it seems that kindness, care and genuine community spirit lie at the heart of many different faiths.
But equally, I'm often horrified by some of the less charitable elements of religion, especially when it's used as an excuse to validate feelings of fear and anger towards people who are different.
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