Every time I hear somebody complain about being wished “Happy Holidays” I wonder if they think God is so fragile that He will be destroyed by people using inclusive greetings.

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4 Responses to Seriously?

  1. Mark says:

    Can’t really comment on the god issue. I think it’s sweet though that people think enough to be inclusive. Or is that not what’s at issue here? I work with a Hindi family. They are completely into christmas, just not the god thing. They’re into the “Good Will Towards Men” and that thing. What’s wrong with that? Isn’t “some” better than “none”? I would think that’s the crux of the religion, no?
    OTOH, some people will take the opportunity to be offended at every turn and that can be universal. *shrug* “The more people I know, the more I like my dog” sorta kinda

  2. Lisa Yarost says:

    See, that’s my point exactly, Mark. People get offended if you wish them Happy Holidays instead of “Merry Christmas.” I don’t care what people wish me, if they’re going to wish me well.
    People getting their nose out of joint over being wished “Happy Holidays” are the ones who assume everybody celebrates Christmas. They don’t go around asking everybody whether they’re Jewish, Hindu, etc. and they seem to forget that there *are* several holidays. That’s why people call it the “Holiday Season.”
    If somebody wishes me Merry Christmas, Happy New Years, Happy Solstice, Happy Hanukkah, Great Kwaanza, or whatever-the-heck else, it doesn’t do anything to weaken my beliefs or ruin my day. I walk away feeling happy that people wanted to be friggin’ NICE to me!

    **deep breath**

    So, Happy Holidays, Mark!

  3. Rebecca Fox says:

    Happy Thankshanuhorzamastice Eve!

  4. Lisa Yarost says:

    Thank you so much, Rebecca! Happy Thankshanuhorzamastice Eve to you, too, my friend!

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