Saturday, January 2, 2010

"Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas"?

So it seems that some Christians (a lot?) get irked by the way that "Happy Holidays" has become the predominant way of greeting people in the second half of Decemeber. They are frustrated that it's just another way in which Christ is being marginalized in our society.

Maybe it's because of my ethnicity, but I don't really see what the fuss is about. One of the wonderful qualities about our nation is that we have the freedom to believe what we want to believe about God. It seems to me that saying "Happy Holidays" is a way of expressing our sensitivity to those around us who don't believe what we believe. Plus, it's not as though the Bible actually uses the word "Christmas" anywhere, right?

At least that's what I think about the whole thing; what about you? Are you bothered by the growing distaste for saying, "Merry Christmas" in our culture? If so, why do you feel that way?

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