This is a subject that has bothered me greatly for several years now and it is getting more and more prominent.
The holiday on December 25 is CHRISTMAS, Christ's Mass.
I wish my readers, friends, family a Merry Christmas. For those who do not celebrate Christmas, I wish them the best of the winter season, or the best for their own holiday.
Do the Jewish feel they should not say Hanakkah, or refer to their Hanukkah Menorah, or their festival of lights because it might offend Christians or other religions? No! They are proud of their traditions, their heritage, and the reason for their special holidays.
Do the African Americans not refer to the name Kwanzaa for their week long celebration so they will not offend Christians, Jewsish and other religions. No! They are proud of their heritage and the reason for their special holiday.
Why should Christians be told to not say "Merry Christmas" or call their beloved tree a Christmas tree? This is ridiculous!!!! Christians are just as proud of their heritage, their way of life, and the reason for their special holidays.
Every religion has the right to their own celebrations, so call it what it is.
Whatever your faith, whatever your beliefs, whatever holidays you honour and respect, I wish you blessings, love, peace, joy and all the best of what you need in life.
Is being "politically correct" a higher honour than celebrating your Supreme Being and keeping your faith? I think not.
Edited by PhyllisFolkMythAppalachia (12/12/12 11:15 PM)
Walk in Peace and Harmony.
Phyllis Doyle Burns
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