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    Posted December 23, 2011 by
    phillypro
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    culver city, California
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    A holiday season without religion?

    Black Athiest...Christian Family...Why Ruin the fun?

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     phillypro says his family is very religious, so they mostly avoid the subject of him being an atheist. He says atheists are a really small minority in the black community, but he has met some on the Internet.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    Being a Black (African American) Athiest there is simply no escaping christmas but i have no problem with it. As a child christmas for me was never about jesus, it was about Family and Toys. As an adult christmas is about togetherness with loved ones. I might get asked to join in a prayer but even tho i personally dont believe in God. I have no problem holding hands with family as they celebrate the way they know how.
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