Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Things I Hate: When People Get Upset Over Happy Holidays

I get this one a lot, especially living in the Bible Belt of the United States. A lot of Christians get terribly upset that Santa is more popular than Jesus' birthday, and a lot of them don't like the term "Happy Holidays". It shouldn't really be something to be mad about it, even Christians celebrate New Years which I'm sure is part of those happy holidays. And second saying "happy holidays' shows you're considerate to those who may be Jewish and celebrate Hanukkah instead. I always believed being considerate was a moral virtue, and being arrogant about your religion was not a thing to be proud of.  

12 comments:

  1. I usually say Merry Christmas because that's what I am celebrating, Christmas. However, I have friends of different faiths and to them I say Happy Holidays. Hearing 'Happy Holiday' doesn't offend me at all. It is more important to me to see the person as a good person and the sooner we become more tolerant towards each other's differences, whether it is their religion or anything else, I'll know the world will be heading in the right direction.

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  2. I don't care what people say. if someone is wishing me a nice day, I'll say it back.

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  3. The Bible set tend to get their panties in a wad over every little thing. Funny when they are constantly trying to push the "be kind to your neighbor" schtick to everyone. Most don't practice what they preach. Happy Holidays Adam!

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  4. Ugh...people get upset over the stupidest stuff.

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  5. Bless your heart...the thing so great about you, Adam, is that YOU see that ANY WAY we wish ea other a good celebration is a GOOD thing...God wouldn't mind one single bit if we said Happy Holiday instead of Merry Christmas because, as you say, we are being kind to others....which is what HE wants.

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  6. Many of my Muslim friends are celebrating Christmas as well :)

    Have a great day,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  7. I agree, Adam. It truly makes no difference to me what people say/celebrate/wish me. As long as they're decent human beings, it's all good.

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    1. That's the same thing I believe as well. Though I'll add that some are FAR too sensitive. Likes those who wanted people to start saying, HeavenO, instead of Hello. Good gravy.

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  8. You're absolutely right, Adam. People who get all bent out of shape about "Merry Christmas" versus more inclusive greetings need to get a life.

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  9. Happy Holidays is just fine with me. This so-called war on Christmas is a bunch of nonsense.

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  10. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Adam. I'm behind you 100%

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