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My Confession: I Will NOT Tell You Merry Christmas!

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And yes, I am using my SN. I'm not to chicken to post that I 'need' to post this anon.
First off, let me say that I am really tired of Christians saying that "They" are taking Christ out of Christmas and how 'wrong' it is to say "Happy Holidays" instead. They, of course, being everyone who isn't Christian.
Christmas is the Christian interpretation of the Pagan holiday of Saturnalia. All the traditions- round bulbs on the tree, hanging mistletoe, wreaths, the tree itself- they are Pagan symbols that were adopted by early Catholics when the Church was seeking to convert members.
And Christmas being Christ's birthday? Right. Even Christians believe that he was born sometime around spring. That whole thing about it being the Saviors' birth? That, too, is a Pagan belief. At Yule, or the Winter Solstice, Pagans see it as the birth of our God, from our Goddess. So, if you REALLY want to celebrate Jesus' birth, pick a springtime date and celebrate then.
Next, and just as importantly- THERE ARE OTHER HOLIDAYS THIS TIME OF YEAR THAT HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRITMAS!!!
There is Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, and New Years, to name a few. So, to say "Happy holidays" is not to 'Take Jesus out of Christmas', but, more simply, to INCLUDE other religions and let people know that, while you don't believe, you still RESPECT their right to believe and practice any religion they feel, in their hearts, is true.
Even if I was Christian, I would say "Happy holidays" because I would know that there are others, and by acknowledging them, I would know that I am NOT taking Jesus out of the season- just accepting that there are others and RESPECTING the fact that they HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE AND CELEBRATE THEIR HOLIDAYS, TOO!

That is all.
Have a very nice holiday season, one and all.
Love and light.

Mother to (IMO) the two best kids EVER born. I am a vaxing, corporal punishment (when called for!), loving, teaching my kids to be good, kind, caring, strong, independant people kinda MOMMA.
I am almost an LMT and love making people feel good!

by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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BeAuTiFuL.BLiSs
by Platinum Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I didn't even bother reading all of your post. It's too hard on my eyes to be honest. Lol. It all runs together for me.

Anyways. I say Merry Christmas to everyone. Always have. Always will. I don't care if others tell me Happy Holidays or anything else.

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MissMysteriouss
by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Merry Christmas
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Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:20 PM

 Because this post hasn't been done a THOUSAND times, this week alone......Merry Christmas

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MommySally
by Bronze Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:20 PM
It doesn't bother me at all, they can wish me happy holidays any way they want. I say Merry Christmas just because that is how I was brought up.
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Eagle293
by Silver Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:21 PM
I will say merry Christmas but I don't criticize others for saying happy holidays.
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PinkyPan
by Ruby Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Same here. 

Quoting Grumpylilpixy:

My Confession " I will not tell you Happy Holidays" You will get Merry Christmas from me. 


embersparkle
by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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Ummm it's called Christmas so what does it matter ? You don't have to believe in Jesus to say Merry Christmas. I think this whole oh don't say Christmas is petty.
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smilesmile
by Bronze Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Why do people have to be so literal? 

YzmaRocks
by Ruby Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM
To this, all I have to say is...have a very Merry Christmas!!!
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mlg1989
by ZombieMegg on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM
You don't have to say it to me. But I'm still gonna say merry Christmas! :P
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