Friday, December 12, 2008

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

With all the hoopla in Utah about this (driven by Buttars, by the way), I thought this article was spot on. Check it out.

5 comments:

Tim said...

If you missed it, Buttars wants Utah legislators to sign a bill requesting that Utah business say "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays." Of course, the bill can't demand it, as that would clearly be unconstitutional (separation of church and state, and all that).
Meanwhile, an infinitely more important matter, that of rampant materialism replacing good will during the holidays, is going unaddressed.

Woodine said...

Both sides are ridiculous - not the article, just the opposing views. On the one hand imposing a "Merry Christmas" slogan on buildings is absurd. On the other hand, elminating "Merry Christmas" is too. I liked his point that he would not be offened by other religious greetings. I believe that Christianity bears the brunt of the "political correctness" movement. In NY kids got school off for Jewish holidays. Was anyone offended? No. When I was a kid was my Jewish friend offended when I asked what he did over Christmas since they didn't celebrate it? No. People need to be less uptight and less offended about Christians celebrating a religious holiday. And with all of the materialism now days, many people celebrate it sans religion (unfortunately). If someone wants to say "Happy Holidays" fine by me - but please do not be offended by a "Merry Christmas". Sheesh.

Katrina said...

Great article! I agree with it, as well as what Woodine says. I think the key is for everyone to just work on themselves not getting so easily offended. If only that could happen...our world would be a much better place.

JorgenMan said...

It killed me last year when Lowe's advertised "family trees" for sale, instead of "Christmas trees". Talk about making a man an offender for a word.

Tim said...

"Family trees" certainly sounds ridiculous.
That being said, I don't think there's anything wrong with saying "happy holidays," either.