Discussion 2 to Meditation 17
One atheist's view
Rather than take issue with Edward Barton's opinion, I'll just point out what Richard Dawkins has to say :
"For better or worse, ours is historically a Christian culture, and children who grow up ignorant of biblical literature are diminished, unable to take literary allusions, actually impoverished. I am no lover of Christianity, and I loathe the annual orgy of waste and reckless reciprocal spending, but I must say I'd rather wish you a "Happy Christmas" than "Happy Holiday Season."
On this issue, I agree with Dawkins.