Why is it that so many ppl get offended when ppl use term like happy holidays. When they use generic holiday terms to cover all religious holidays instead of just recognizing Christmas? Don't other holidays deserve recognition too? Why is it so offensive to have a holiday tree in a public place, instead of a Christmas tree? Or to say seasons greetings or Happy holidays instead of Merry Christmas?
There was an interesting article in my local paper about this the other day. The argument was that it is religious conservatives who are most likely to get irate over the generic holiday greetings from retail staff, yet the irony is that it is, at heart, a demand for the commercialization of Christmas.Â If stores don't wish you a Merry Christmas (in those exact words, by gum!) then THEY (the nebulous, unnamed "they" whom one can assume are liberal, godless heathens, of course) are trying to take Christmas away.Â But caring so much what a store clerk says to you when you come in the store has absolutely nothing to do with what the spirit of the holiday is supposed to be for religious people, whether conservative or otherwise.
Answer by Avarah at 1:08 AM on Dec. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Whats the difference between you saying Merry Christmas to a non believer and them saying Happy Solstice to you? You both are just wishing each other well over the holiday season in your own way. It's not pushing anything on anyone.
Answer by EarthMama05 at 2:20 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
I give a crap because it's an issue I have run into and I wanted to get feed back on it. Don't like it? too bad! You don't need to stay on my post then!
Answer by EarthMama05 at 2:37 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
I have actually encountered more ppl that are religious being upset over things like "Holiday tree" of removing holiday specific things in public. I just don't see why it's a big deal a few of my friends are upset that our town has a holiday tree. Then there is the thing with Obama's holidays tree. Why so much uproar over being considerate to other holidays?
Answer by EarthMama05 at 3:07 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by AprilDJC at 3:38 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:47 PM on Dec. 7, 2009