Maybe I'm wrong to be annoyed by the following, it's definitely possible, but the fact of the matter is, I am annoyed and therefore felt the need to talk about it.
Lately, several people on my Facebook friends list have been posting their updates with the following message:
Don't wanna hear happy holidays, or season's greetings, if you can't wish me a "MERRY CHRISTMAS", then don't wish me anything at all! If you agree and believe in Christ, copy and paste this as your status! MERRY CHRISTMAS from our house to yours .
Now, you bet your ass that I believe in Christ, that I love him as my Savior and that Christmas is all about Him. I love being told "Merry Christmas", as I'm sure most of you do too.
Of course there's a "but" in here!
Are there not several holidays celebrated in the month of December? Two others that I'm aware of are Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. Why should we as "Christians" assume that this whole holiday season is only about Christmas?
Saying "Happy Holidays" is not undermining our own personal beliefs and traditions; it is encompassing and respecting other people's beliefs and traditions and letting them know that what they believe is just as important, and their celebrations just as significant as ours.
So yeah, I find it mildly offensive to see a "Christian" write, "If you can't wish me a Merry Christmas, don't wish me anything at all!" Not exactly the best Christian attitude to show if you ask me.
On Facebook I left a reply to one of these messages saying, "How can a stranger tell what holiday you celebrate just by looking at you?" There was no reply, of course.
So, sorry peeps, but if you're a complete stranger to me and you've not decorated your person in Christmas trees and reindeer antlers, I'm going to wish you a Happy Holiday. Or maybe I'll start using my new holiday greeting.
If that happens to offend you, you can take your mistletoe and stick it up your supercilious ass!
How do you feel about this? Happy Holidays, or Merry Christmas? Or does it not matter either way?
In other news, Georgie gave all us Secret Santas the OK to tell who we bought for. I had the pleasure of buying for Kim, over at My Toes Are Claustrophobic. Is that not the coolest blog name ever? From her post, it sounds like she really appreciated what I sent and that put a HUGE smile on my face. I linked her blog to that post in case you wanted to see. This was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again next year. A huge thank you to Georgie and Amy!!!!!
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