Dec 25, 2015 2:16 PM GMT
mystery905 saidThanks! Merry Christmas to you too!
Bonifacius saidlaughter is torture
Lumpyoatmeal saidYou're obviously an ersatz liberal. A true liberal knows that the proper salutation at this time of year is the non-denominational "Happy Holidays!".
Art_Deco saidLumpyoatmeal saidYou're obviously an ersatz liberal. A true liberal knows that the proper salutation at this time of year is the non-denominational "Happy Holidays!".
Depends on the person I'm greeting. To my Jewish friends I do offer Happy Holidays, but they'll often reply to me with Merry Christmas, as a courtesy. I saw a Muslim friend tonight, and he said Merry Christmas to me, for the same reason. I replied with Happy Holidays.
And besides, isn't a complaint about Christmas is that it's become nothing more than an annual commercial secular event? With little religious meaning at all? When I say Merry Christmas it's more about recognition of the gift-giving and partying holiday, than about anything religious.
And what about New Years? Do we still say Happy New Years? Well, isn't it actually supposed to mark when baby Jesus had his dick snipped? Is that considered religious as well? But I guess our using it for the annual year change makes it OK.
Well, Christmas is just a gift-giving holiday to me. With a mythical Santa Claus who delivers presents. How come Jesus doesn't deliver the presents? I find Christmas little more a religious holiday than New Years is, and so I can say Merry Christmas without feeling I'm pushing Christianity, merely a traditional shopping & festive holiday.