Okay, I wanted more opinions on this. My mom got this email and sent it to me:
'Twas the month before Christmas when all through our
Land, Not a Christian was praying nor taking a stand.
Why the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the
Teachers would say December 25th is just a " Holiday".
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and
Credit Pushing folks down to the floor just to get at it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa In hopes to
Sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets are hanging their trees upside down, At
Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears You won't
Hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen On
Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Hillary Clinton !
At the top of the Senate, there arose
Such a clatter To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith,
Forbidden to speak, of salvation and grace.
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your
"DreamTree" Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
I would rather say Happy whatever for each holiday then just say "Happy Holidays"
If people get so offended by saying "Merry Chirstmas" don't they know that some people get offended if you say Happy Holidays? What do you guys think?
Well, when someone tells me "happy holidays", I just say, "thank you, Merry Christmas". I work at a bank and I tell my customers merry Christmas. It is just natural to me. I've never thought of saying "Happy Holidays". It's not something I spend hours on thinking about.
I think some things are way over thought. I mean, have you heard, Santa can't say
"Ho, Ho, Ho" anymore. It is offensive to some, especially after the Don Imus thing this year. Santa should say "Ha, Ha, Ha' now. Come on people, is this what it has all come down too?
I think it's important to wish people happy holidays using a specific holiday greeting that suits the one that THEY choose to celebrate. Happy Hannukah, Peaceful Ramadan, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Joyous Quanza, etc. All I need to do is ask them what holiday they're preparing for before I open my mouth. Simply casting a holiday greeting without regard for the recipient is disrespectful.
Being that this is a Christian discussion, I'd like to wish y'all a very merry and blessed Christmas!
No wonder my 2yo is scared to death...I would be too if some big guy came up to me saying ha, ha, ha....now we laugh about christmas? What kind of message does THAT send? I got the email too....it gave me chills, so true..so true
It should just be Merry Christmas because ALL of these stores have Christmas lights, Trees, Santa etc so if they really want to be "inclusive" of all religions they should not display Christmas lights, play Christmas music e.t.c Because that means the store is sending a message that they do support Christmas anyway. So Why not say Merry Christamas.
A lot of those stores DON'T cater specifically to Christmas. They carry Christmas items because they SELL, and the whole point of a retail store is to SELL things that their customers want to buy.
I simply wish a Happy Solstice, or Happy Saturnalia to anyone that wishes me Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. My holiday has many of the same traditions--as a matter of fact, Christianity as a whole "borrowed" those pagan traditions centuries ago.
So...I'm not Christian, but I put up a tree, have a wreath, exchange gifts, and light candles. Instead of angels and Santas on my tree, though, I have icicles and images of the goddess, and mistletoe and a LOT of lights--symbols of MY religion.
While I agree that there are fewer pagans than Christians or Jews or Muslims--the stores are NOT just catering to Christians.
You want Christ back in Christmas? Then by all means wish people a Merry Christmas. Just don't get mad when they wish YOU happy holidays because they aren't Christians.
THAT is where the problem is: Christians get all huffy and self-righteous about OTHER religions celebrating something at THEIR holiday time, and want people to JUST acknowledge Christmas. Well, guess what? I make a POINT of offending Christians that get all huffy about something as dumb as saying "happy holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"
As far as taking it out on minimum wage employees who are just doign what they're told to do--why not ask a manager instead? Why not write a letter to the company in question? Why take it out on some poor kid trying to earn money for the HOLIDAYS? Why not just turn the other cheek and wish them a Merry Christmas in return and move on? Why get so angry about it at all?
Don't you have anything more important to worry about? ARen't there millions of people NOT having a merry holiday this year--shouldn't you take a dollar every time you get mad at a store clerk for saying "happy holidays" and give it to the Salvation Army to show what a good Christian you are?
Vote with your dollars if you like--I do the same--but don't get mad because people are sick of being told that Christians (who've had their way for DECADES) feel oppressed.
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