Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holidays are for joy, not pollitical correctness

It's not yet even Thanksgiving here in the States and a friend has begun the rancorous debate on another page about saying happy holidays vs. Merry Christmas. It's a shame we have all fallen for this political correctness bullshit. If someone says happy Hanuka to me I will return the greeting. If they say happy Yule or solstice I will return the greeting. Most of my friends are agnostic and many still say Merry Christmas, it's just not something that should polarize people in my humble opinion. The holidays are supposed to be joyful. What ever you say to express your joy this holiday season you can count on me to NOT be offended and to share in your joy. Fighting about holidays is painfully sad. So many people are offended because they want to be offended. They look for things to become angry over in an attempt to get attention or so they can react and create drama. It never fails to amaze me how many people live for the adrenaline rush they get from fighting with everyone around them. Let us all put aside our petty differences now and look for common ground and a way to peace during the holidays and keep that alive in the new year as well? PAX


Sandrajay said...

Couldn't have said it better!

Gimmer said...

Someone I care about really was nasty to me yesterday calling me a bigot for not saying we all should say only Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. It still smarts. I don't think this person will ever be a friend again. Isn't that crazy?

Sandrajay said...

I'm sorry to hear that. Since when does tolerance and respect for others beliefs mean that we must cease to embace our own? Have a happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!

Gimmer said...

Thanks Sandra, I like the way you said that. Have a Great Thanksgiving and Christmas too.

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