Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by William Joyce, Nov 10, 2005.
But Kwanzaa is great, so is Hannukah:
Can you explain to me how the term "Happy Holidays" suggests that Kwanzaa and Hannukah are great while at the same time, bashing Christmas?
Christians are offended that they only hear Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. They feel slighted.
Apparently, that's offensive because "Happy Holidays" groups Christmas with those other pagan observances.
It's because they specifically mention Kwanzaa and Hannakuh while intentionally avoiding mentioning Christmas. It's as if they're saying that Kwanzaa and Hannakuh are ok to celebrate publicly while Christmas must be suppressed and hidden behind generic terms like "holidays."
Some people just dont have a life I guess, theyll bitch and make shit up to fill the gaps.
Just for the hell of it I search the Wal-Mart site with the word Christmas..
The result was this
It always amused me that, on one hand, people bitch about the commercialization of Christmas and that every year we get further and further from the true meaning of Christmas.
But on the other hand, when they're at Walmart or Kohls or Sears or wherever, they want everyone to say Merry Christmas and have Christmas decorations up all over the place. "Happy Holidays" is offensive, but then so is using "Merry Christmas" to make money. I've never really grasped it, I probably never will.
Great point. Which is why you have to make judgement calls. You can't please everyone. The fact that any Christian would be bitching either way is just silly.
Personally I don't go shopping to get my holiday greetings. With that said, I don't think I've ever said Merry Christmas to anyone who did not return the greetings. I've had lots of interactions with Jews, they always wished me a Merry Christmas, not happy holidays. I always responded with Happy Hannuka or Happy New Year, with a thanks.
I know far fewer Muslims, but in the grocery stores, they too have wished holiday greetings. Seems to me that some are just looking for trouble.
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