Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"It's Ok to say Merry Christmas to me"

Ok, have we become so passive aggressive that we need to start attacking each other over Christmas?

I just saw a commercial about this button. "It's Ok to say Merry Christmas to me" What a stupid thing to say! If someone wants to wish me a happy anything, I should graciously accept the wish and return the kindness.

It is ok to say "Merry Christmas" to me, or "Happy Hanukkah," or "Festive Kwanzaa." or even "Joyous Solstice." What have we become when we repay kindness with anger and disdain?

I saw a post about "Joyous Solstice." Sorry but I forget where. I just loved the buttons they said we should be wearing: "12:21 - It's Not Just A Palindrome" and "Axial Tilt - It Is The Reason For The Seasons!" Maybe that is what we should all do anyway. We can agree on that one.

Why can't we just be nice to each other?


Ur-spo said...

because people generally have poor manners AND they are defensive about their beliefs AND they like to be outraged.

Baseball Brain said...

Or maybe, people are just tired of it being practically illegal to say Merry Christmas. EVERYONE should have religious freedom, and that includes people who actually want to call the holiday Christmas, which is what it has been called forever. It seems that in order for everyone to get their religious freedom, people need to take away other people's freedom. So yeah, it's okay to say Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, or Season's Greetings.

Anonymous said...

some people believe in the freedom FROM religion (myself included) - we do not want anyone assuming that we celebrate such a stupid holiday like Christmas.

Decker said...

It is ironic that those that seek freedom FROM religion, moral values, etc., are more likely to flourish in a nation that allows freedom OF religion. In fact a nation that was built on Christian values. Where those who were given the freedom to flourish, would be the same that would try to destroy the foundation that afforded them that freedom to do so in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure if you all a part of the South Park fan club, but they hit the nail on the head:

Anonymous said...

this country was not founded on christian values. ben franklin and thomas jefferson were atheists. remember people left england because they didn't want to worship under the king. believe what you want but it should belong as a mantra for the U.S. keep religion out of politics or keep it in your home.