Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Happy Christmas/Holidays/Xmas Etc...
I'm getting so sick of all this crap about a "War on Christmas" and Christians threatening to boycott stores that say "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas". For all the years that we have been complaining about Christmas becoming too commercialized, why should we all of a sudden want to make sure that the word Christmas is inextricably connected with bastions of commercialism like Target and Wal-Mart? Wouldn't it be a good thing if those temples to materialism stopped directly associating their efforts at serving the god mammon with the birth of our Lord? Anyhow, I don't have too much more to say along those lines that hasn't already been said by my friend Dave Fitch over at his blog.

But for all those on both sides of the debate that want to make this whole "Happy Holidays" thing into a big political issue I have this to say: If you think that saying "Merry Christmas" is offensive to non-Christians you need to get a clue and lighten up. And if you're a Christian who is offended by someone saying "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas" you might want to go to the doctor for a rectal exam to see if you can get that ten foot pole removed. Aren't there far more important things to be thinking about as followers of Christ this time of year than worrying about whether everyone, Christian or not, is paying sufficient respect to our holiday?

Have a _________ ___________ everyone!
posted by Mike Clawson at 4:52 PM | Permalink |


At 12/14/2005 06:06:00 PM, Blogger Matt W

were allowed to say it at target if we choose, so pretty much were better than wal mart and all wal marts can now burn... jk. mike i like ur blog it has actually interesting things on it!


At 12/14/2005 09:09:00 PM, Blogger gerbmom

Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. I have used them all interchangeably for years with no apology. And really without thinking anything about it. Huh. What's the big fight over anyway? I do get slightly annoyed that in the schools Christmas break is now Winter break and the Christmas Concert is a Holiday concert, Good Friday is a non attendance day, etc. Just because somebody felt like challenging the terminology. Actually the whole thing makes me a bit weary.....
Joyeux Noël, Mike! :)


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