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something I still don't understand....

First of all YES I AM a Christian!! Employees at stores are not allowed to say Merry Christmas but they have to say happy holidays instead....Now what I don't get is if it's sooo wrong to say Merry Christmas because it offends people, why do businesses put up CHRISTMAS trees?? If it offends people soooo much saying Merry Christmas than why put up a CHRISTMAS tree??? I love seeing Christmas things but I still don't understand that.....

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • "Christmas" trees began as a pagan object for their holiday.
    Christians adopted it on the day they celebrate the birth of Jesus (Christmas) because the triangular shape symbolizes the trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit).
    It's just a symbol, though, not an object to be revered and worshipped as an idol as God would forbid Christians to do.

    As far as your job, continue to say Happy Holidays knowing that in your heart you have Jesus's birth on your mind. Many customers may actually want to correct you and say Merry Christmas to you instead of returning your Happy Holidays!
    I can understand your bosses plight when he/she doesn't want to offend any customers who do not celebrate Christmas, but may celebrate Samhain, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa instead.
    It's okay to include everyone in the spirit of Christmas by recognizing their individuality without losing your own.

    Merry Christmas!
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 10:24 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • trees are from nature so xmas trees come from pagan cutlures. jesus didn't have a xmas tree.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Ohhhhhh well now that makes some sense......then why do they associate it with Christmas?? I'm still confused....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • trees are for everyone (who wants one) and happy holidays includes everyone rather than one group.

    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:48 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Because apparently it is now a "Holiday tree" :) ha.
    SandraB383

    Answer by SandraB383 at 11:53 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • *banging my head on the floor*
    sgtdemanda

    Answer by sgtdemanda at 12:05 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • What I don't understand is why the people who complain about "Merry Christmas" and "Christmas" trees still take the day off on Christmas, and aren't at work on December 25 since they don't "approve".
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • Because trees aren't saying the words? IDK...
    SAMNMAYASMOM

    Answer by SAMNMAYASMOM at 2:47 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • What I don't understand is why the people who complain about "Merry Christmas" and "Christmas" trees still take the day off on Christmas, and aren't at work on December 25 since they don't "approve". ANON Answered at 2:17 AM


    LMAO! <3


    Word.

    Blubuni99

    Answer by Blubuni99 at 3:21 AM on Dec. 16, 2009

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