Re: Merry Christmas!
- From: Pearly Soames <mr_soames@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 16:28:48 -0500
Sure...Most aren't offended by an expression of good will. If they are, they'll get over it. It says Christmas right there on nearly every calendar I see. It IS a national holiday by that name. Most people get a paid day off for it. Do you know a lot of non-Christians who decline the day off with pay?
The fact is it's a holiday to most of us and a Holy Day to true believers, whose numbers are far less in reality, for better or for worse. When we visit other cultures, we must respect those cultures. One of the best things about America is *supposed* to be that we respect everyone's right to worship. Should we deny that to the majority of Americans in order to not *offend* anyone? That's silly.
This opinion is presented by one who is a somewhat left of center, recovering Catholic, whose family drags him to church once or twice a year causing the family to watch the rafters for signs of the roof collapse. Not what you might consider a member of the religious right by a long shot.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! I'll welcome anyone to offer religious greeting of their choice in reply.
I enjoy being grouchy this time of year, so I'm extremely disappointed that I couldn't find anything to complain about here. Or even to disagree with. Please try again.