So I was raised Catholic. I no longer believe in any higher power. Making me an atheist. But still, the Catholic in a person dies hard. Now that I have a child the rituals of my childhood come flooding back...with easter approaching I contemplate how/if to celebrate. It is not the baskets and candy and bunny I want but the decorated cross and the passion and the church parade and the many mass celebrations of Holy Week. The washing of feet and so on... Other holidays will revist me as well...what to do, what to do? I (in part) want my son to have the rituals I grew up with but I do not have a belief in a god. I am not going to be born again and I am not going to become a C and E celebrant. So I am resigned to be ambivalent...what have others in a similar situation done? My husband, who was raised in a C and E protestant home and who is also an atheist, does not care as much but I was raised in a deeply religious family with all the trimmings and classes and mass celebrations and no meat on Fridays etc. As such, I am naturally more conflicted than he is- he was basically raised without faith or church. Any ideas?