Saturday, December 17, 2011

Who do I want to offend today?

Okay, so it's the second half of December. As a born again Christian, I celebrate Christmas, which is generally observed by most on December 25. I have this friend who, though she knows Christ as her savior, same as I, feels that she should not observe this as Jesus' birthday. Sandi points out that the only time in the Bible when a birthday was observed, it was a sad occasion. I think no less of Sandi in believing that way, and she respects my belief as well.

Now there are others who take issue in Merry Christmas, as Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice are all  observed during this time. They would prefer we all say "Happy Holidays." I don't have much of a problem giving that salutation during the time between Thanksgiving and New Years Day.

I work in telecommunications in consumer service. I was talking to a customer today. I normally switch between Merry Christmas and Happy holidays. I said have a happy holiday season. I was mocked by the customer.....

So heck with it and HAVE A NICE DAY!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

that would be the safe why, unless you can read minds to know what the proper salutation would be for that individual...:-)

Gnote

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Michelle said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! :-D

My one Jewish friend always sends me a Christmas card. My husband had Asian friends wish him Merry Christmas last year. I think they were Muslim.

IMO... say what is in your heart and be danged!

Mary Christmas said...

Quit trying to be Politically Correct. If someone is offended by Merry Christmas that is their problem.

YEKIMI said...

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74WIXYgrad said...

And sometimes you have to do as those who sign your paychecks wish for you to do. I say Merry Christmas as much as I can. And I don't believe saying Happy Holidays is denying Christ.