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Atheists, how much money will you be spending on Christmas this year?

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by Reverend Rick, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. Reverend Rick

    Reverend Rick Frubal Whore
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    So, how much will you be spending on Christmas when you don't even believe in the virgin birth?

    Another question, are you able to pay for your health insurance you are now required to purchase before the first of the year?
     
  2. Gjallarhorn

    Gjallarhorn N'yog-Sothep

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    Huh. This isn't in the Jokes section. Kind of surprising.
     
  3. angellous_evangellous

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    I'll be spending about $1000, almost all of it given to charities that help folks in other countries obtain low interest small loans for businesses. I'm giving the money I've saved from payments skipped (with permission from the lenders) in December.
     
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  4. DallasApple

    DallasApple Depends Upon My Mood..

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    Probably $900 /
     
  5. DallasApple

    DallasApple Depends Upon My Mood..

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    Oh and yes I've been paying HIGH prices for my health insurance for YEARS
     
  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    I never considered the status of virgin birth when planning my Xmas spending, but it will be as little as possible.
    (Gift giving is just a quagmire of unmet expectations & social grief. Sheldon Cooper knows what I'm talking about.)
    My health care insurance comes from Mrs Revolt's employer. No worries there....til she retires. (Unlike the gov
    employees here, private companies don't give such bennies for life.)
     
  7. Saint Frankenstein

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    I'm not an atheist but I'll be spending $0 seeing as I don't have a job and have no health insurance. So I'm not buying jack.
     
  8. nazz

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    {{{saint frankenstein}}} :(
     
  9. Saint Frankenstein

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    Such is life. :(

    I did get accepted to a community health clinic so I have a doctor, psychologist and a psychiatric nurse. Since I'm broke as hell, I get my health care and meds for free. It took years for me to get into a program like that. Access to health care is a sick joke in Ohio.
     
  10. Sunstone

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    How much money I'll be spending on gifts depends on the price of coal this festive season.
     
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  11. Ablaze

    Ablaze Buddham Saranam Gacchami

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    None. Materialistic giving doesn't matter to me or my loved ones. There are a multitude of other ways to demonstrate care.

    No. I may be exempt by virtue of my virtually non-existent income and age. I live below the poverty line despite my educational background.
     
  12. nazz

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    Yes, in a lot of places unfortunately
     
  13. The Sum of Awe

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    Not an atheist, but while I buy people presents if I see something somebody might like, I find the idea of doing it just once a year senseless. In fact, having bought my friend a 12 dollar Creeper doll, I'm starting of having a much better sense of this senselessness.

    Having recently bought 3 video games for myself, a fishing pole for my dad, a bunch of clothes for my sister (wrapped in a box for Wii U because I'm an **********, don't worry there's a gift card in there too), and a griddle for my mom, my mom was furious, the fact that I bought 3 video games and the past week she's been asking me to fill out a Christmas list. Not to be a negative nancy, but if I want something I sort of prefer to buy it myself, because if I want it then I have no intentions of waiting, and no expectations of somebody else buying it for me.
     
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  14. nilsz

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    I give my family modest gifts in the form of edible treats. Christmas is a secular celebration in my family.

    It's a tad funny that atheists should be criticized for celebrating Christmas when Christmas didn't originate as a Christian holiday to begin with. The notion that Jesus was born the 25th was just grafted onto Christianity to make it more palatable to pagans.

    In Scandinavian countries we still call it Yule (Jul).
     
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    I don't actually celebrate christimas. I give gifts and such but mainly just as a seasonal thing. We don't celebrate anything religious in it. Though I think its going to be around 300 dollars. I spend a lot of money recently getting some things we needed due to emergencies so that cut most of the money out.


    And my work already provides my health insurance and they arne't making any changes.
     
  16. psychoslice

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    I don't believe in father x-mas or the virgin birth, but if there's an excuse to party I'll be in it.:icon_lol:
     
  17. Leftimies

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    Perhaps 100 euros. Its all i can spare, and that too for me, jobless, quasi-student...a bit too much :D sharing and giving is a joy though. Doesn't bother me one bit I am buddhist :D XMAS is for everyoneee~~
     
  18. Mestemia

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    I will be spending around $2000.

    Yes, seeing as the cost for me to have insurance went down drastically.

    Out of curiosity...
    How much are you going to be spending on Christmas when you do not even know that Christmas was high jacked from the pagans and heathens by the church in order to make Christianity more appealing to masses and then was highjacked by the secular materialistic money grubbers to **** all over the message the Christians tried to instill during their high jacking?
     
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  19. Willamena

    Willamena Just me
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    I'm not spending any money, but I like the implication--that it's Christian to spend money on decorations at Christmas.

    Go Christ.

    Re the second question, I have Health Care.
     
  20. Saint Frankenstein

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    I'm not very happy with my care right now, but that's for another topic. :(
     
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