Q: What religion does your family practice?
Q: What exactly does that entail, how do you practice it?
Our philosophy is not become attached to objects and live a healthy, consumerism free, life.
Q: So why then do you choose to celebrate christmas, isn’t that considered a consumerist holiday?
Because Christmas is fun. It’s really hard to avoid consumerism, even though that’s Buddhisms intention. [Christmas] is something everyone else does; it helps us understand what all the excitement is about to celebrate it too.
Q: Why do you think Christmas has become such a popular holiday even among people that aren’t religious? There are lots of holidays where people receive presents, why Chirstmas?
Other people getting you presents is definitely a big part of it. Also, when its snowing and there is no sunlight it’s great to have a holiday to get your mind off of how depressing it is outside.
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