I have the privilege of knowing several jews, muslims, buddhists, and atheist. Not one of them has ever mentioned be offended by being wished a Merry Christmas, or for that matter a Happy Chanukah, or Wesak, or Ashura. Personally, I’m an athesit, but anybody wants to wish me well – I’LL TAKE IT!
How DARE he say “Happy New Year?” Doesn’t he know that the Chinese and the Jews have a different new year? How insensitive.
You realize that people have been saying “Happy Holidays” and “Seasons Greetings” for over a hundred years, don’t you? This is not a new way of incorporating several holidays. The entire annual flap is stupid and pointless – it’s just folks getting upset for the sake of getting upset.
Walrus and Doc both bring the proper perspective:; if folks see a reason for peace, and love, in celebrating their season, and a caring for others, ALL others, then what you call the celebration matters not a whit. Now if everyone just accepted everyone else’s right to “celebrate”, and not just in their own way?
The Christians stole a lot of Christmas stuff from other religions, so I don’t mind stealing Christmas from the Christians.
Hello DrCanuck,I’m with the Walrus and Howgozit on this one. If a person wants to say hello or Happy Hanakuh/Christmas/Kwanza/Solstice/Holidays, I’ll smile and at least say thanks. There is much more acceptance of the seasons greetings than there is resentment, and if greeting a stranger, any kindness is better than a stoic nod.That said—Have a safe and happy new year.Respectfully& Happy Holidayze, or Hollow days, or wholly dazed.C.
I’ve decided that this year I’m going to wish everyone a “Merry Holidays” and a “Happy Christmas”. Just to mess with them.
Yeah, and the “War on Christmas” thing was invented by O’Reily and Lawyers, so…….
Xristos – Greek for Christ. Look it up.
I like that one. “Happy Flying Spaghetti Monster Sauce Day.” (Of course, by the time you say it the season is over.)
“The last time he did this toon, it was about Santorum.” You lost me.
First time I ran into a situation like this I fractured the language in question pretty badly, but got a giggle and a grin for trying. (We’re still friend today and that was over 40 years ago.) Give it a try. If they take offense you wouldn’t want them for friends in the first place.
There you go with your radical ideas, again!
Even commentators on Fox – even “Reverend commentators” on Fox – are calling the fake “war” – silly.http://www.opposingviews.com/i/religion/christianity/hapless-holiday-hostilities-even-fox-news-commentator-says-war-christmas
August 01, 2017