The (Financial) Case for Atheism

April 6, 2012

So it’s a pretty big time for those who are Jewish and Christian. Passover and Easter are both big holidays during the spring time. In the Catholic religion it’s also a time for first communions and confirmations, all very big deals with the Catholic homies.

I was Catholic once, I remember April being pretty busy. I’m not a Catholic anymore and while I’m not in the mood to debate the merits of being a person of faith, I did think of something that was a benefit to being atheist.

I am saving killer money right now!

I have seen on both and , people are complaining that they don’t have what they need for Easter baskets or for family dinners on Sundays. They are talking about how expensive everything is and wouldn’t it be great if they didn’t have to do it.

An atheist has an advantage here. No baskets to buy. No candy, that is overly priced at this time of the year to purchase. No huge feasts to plan for family.

If you are atheist, you can really save some money at Christmas too.

Oh I’m sure there are benefits to religion for people who have faith and I’m sure that they are just shaking their heads at me and thinking I’m missing out. I’m betting there are family members praying for me so I don’t end up in hell for being atheist (Pretty sure if the atheism doesn’t get me a seat in hell, this will.).

I’m happy not to be spending the money on candy, fluffy bunnies and hams right now. I’m atheist for reasons far greater than saving money but I’ll take my small wins where I can.



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8 Responses to The (Financial) Case for Atheism

  1. Bridget
    on April 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I am an atheist but I am celebrating the shit out of easter!

    And Christmas!!!


  2. Amy
    on April 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Well, you do have a point there. I went very easy on the Easter baskets this year and still spent $75. (One small item

    We focus a lot on the reason for the season and participate in the Holy Thursday and Good Friday services, as well as Easter Sunday. But I know some people who do the bunny thing for secular reasons. Do your boys wonder why there are no baskets or feel left out? No judgement — just curiosity.
    Amy recently posted..Good Friday Fragments


  3. This Aggie Saves on April 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Not religious here but still give the family youngsters Christmas and Easter gifts.


  4. MommaStar on April 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I’m Catholic but going easy on the celebration this year. To cut cost we have scaled back a lot on the candy and baskets. Instead focusing more on the dinner planning.


  5. Barbara Friedberg on April 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Very clever way to cut costs. Of course, don’t debate this issue with the tea party followers!


  6. John | Married (with Debt) on April 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Very good point. Leaving the house period always seems to cost money. I am contemplating writing about saving money by dating/marrying introverts.
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  7. Andi @ MealPlanRescue
    on April 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Although I’m not an Atheist, this season is never costly for me because I don’t celebrate traditional holiday. I had one event that required a nice dress. My current exercise program required a trip to the store. I spent $17 on a nice dress at Ross and was good to go. I even wore makeup for the hubby…that alone is a special occasion.

    On a side note, when I was a kid and went on an Easter Egg hunt because my grandmother was afraid not going would stunt me emotionally, I spent the entire time freaking out about the dyes going through the egg shells. “It can’t be healthy to eat colored eggs Grandma. It’s not normal.” And then she knew the damage was already done.
    Andi @ MealPlanRescue recently posted..Planning Meals When You’re Sick


  8. Christa on April 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I laughed at two things here: I identify with the non-religious savings idea, and John at Married with Debt brought up a great point about marrying an introvert to save money! I hate to leave the house, so I save a lot of money simply by being introverted. And by not buying Easter baskets…



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