and think it's applicable to all situations. (There's a lot of them, so be prepared! lol)
Why can't everyone realize that numerous religions celebrate different holidays during this time of year? There are so many amazing reasons for this season! There's Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Santa Lucia Day, Yule, and so many more! Why can't people say whatever they like in holiday greetings to one another? Why must it be Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas? Why is it that someone wishing you a positive holiday season must be berated for doing so in a manner you don't like? (That one is applicable to anyone who gets offended by a holiday greeting!) Why is it that you think Jesus has the right to this season when other religious holidays have been around longer than Christmas but celebrated during the same season? Why can't you share the reason for the season with other religions, why must it be exclusive to Christianity?
I think the phrase Jesus is the Reason of the Season is really directed at other Christians.
Many people, myself included, feel that saying Merry Christmas is considered wrong many times, but I like hearing Merry Christmas and want to be able to say it to other people. I would also love it if someone told me to have a wonderful Hanukkah, Ramadan, or what ever I would take the greeting with the good intentions it was meant in.
I don't want to take away anyone elses holiday I just want to celebrate mine without feeling like I'm taking away from someone else. We live in a country where Christianity is the majority so it can be difficult for other religions and often people feel their beliefs are side lined, but I don't want to take anyones holiday from them I just want to celebrate Christmas.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:39 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Answer by thehairnazi at 9:25 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
First of all "Jesus is the reason for the season" is a stupid thing to say, the moving of the Earth is the reason for the season. Secondly it is designed to deny that other things (most often cited would be presents & Santa Clause but other religions are included) that are associated with the season so it is rude to display for the general public. A sign at a church stating "Jesus is the reason we celebrate" or "Jesus is our reason for being happy this season" would be appropriate. I try to take all greetings in the spirit in which they are stated. "Merry Christmas" has gotten on my nerves before just because it irritates me a little that people assume that is the holiday anyone they come across will be celebrating, but I remind myself that they are probably just trying to share the joy that Christmas brings them (unless their tone suggests otherwise). cont....
Answer by nysa00 at 10:18 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
I do believe that anyone who gives a holiday specific greeting should graciously accept whatever greeting they get in return. Whether it is Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Yule, or Pleasant day of receiving gifts. In all though, I think that we should all try to keep the joy of all the holidays, religious or secular, in mind & attempt to be kind to anyone who wishes them well, even if it isn't in the form they would prefer.
Answer by nysa00 at 10:21 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
i think it's more to say to people who call themselves christians, but celebrate in a non-religious way. like people who think that christmas is santa's birthday, but claim to be christians. as christians we also celebrate hannukah, and i suppose i could celebrate kwanzaa if i didn't think it was bogus lol
Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:22 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
Yes I judge when statements are nonsensical. Just like you would judge a statement to be silly if you heard it said that elephants are always less than 2 ft. tall & never weigh more than 10 lbs. We all judge statements for their intent & their accuracy. Otherwise language would be useless. I could say "google snark fish" & wonder why you didn't respond appropriately. My judgement of the statement "Jesus is the reason for the season" is that it is inaccurate & exclusive, in my opinion that makes it a stupid thing to say.
Answer by nysa00 at 10:36 AM on Dec. 5, 2009
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