Are there any other "nonbelievers" (hate that term) on this site? Those who refuse to turn to the easy, illogical comfort of fairy tales and fluff? With the holiday season underway in the western world and beyond, it can feel pretty isolating when you don't believe in all the religious crap that comes associated with much of these celebrations. and, unlike more hypocritical atheists, i am quite strict about not participating in any holiday ritual whatsoever. i do not go visit my family (not that anyone's inviting me, but still), i do not attend any office xmas parties, i do not decorate my workplace with anything thanksgiving or religious-themed and actually formally protested such decorations to my regional manager, citing the importance of maintaining a welcoming and objective workplace so that now ALL such decorations are banned at all locations. thank you, thank you very much. yes, i am that girl who in 2nd grade refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance, i am the person who will protest anyone tells me "bless you," when i sneeze or offers a "have a blessed day." it may seem trivial at times but i think the religious majority in this country especially has had their way quite long enough, and the rest of us shouldn't quietly tolerate things anymore. still, it can get lonely out there. especially when you add severe depression and anxiety to the mix. so this in hopes of finding others who may be of like mind....how long have you been among the enlightened, and what do you do to help get through this annoying and isolating time of year? btw, i am 34, became agnostic at 7/8 yrs old and thoughtful atheist at 14.