Surviving the Holidays as a Humanist

The holiday season is in full swing, and you know what that means.

Family visits.

Midnight Mass.

Attempts at religious conversion.

It’s enough to make you want to stay at home.

Instead of hiding this holiday season, learn how to be openly secular around your family and loved ones.

Openly Secular and David G. McAfee have both published helpful tips for nonbelievers to follow during the holidays. Keep these tips handy so you can chow down on turkey without all the stress.

Being Openly Secular During the Holidays

Openly Secular put together a handy guide to help humanists and others plan for the holidays, manage stress, cope with religious family members, and more. If you’re nervous about the holiday season, read “Being Openly Secular During the Holidays.”

Dealing with Religious family Members

David G. McAfee was raised by cultural Christians and biblical literalists. He went on to major in religious studies, but he is far from a religious person. Instead, he’s known for books like “Atheist Answers: Rational Responses to Religious Questions,” and “Disproving Christianity: Refuting the World’s’ Most Followed Religion.”  

He also writes the occasional article, including, “How Atheists Should Deal with Religious Family Members Over Christmas.

Give it a read if you need some help this holiday season.

 What Are Your Favorite Tips?

What tips resonated with you the most? What do you intend to do this holiday season? Let us know in the comment section below.