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We say Merry Christmas. Deal with it.

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by , 20th December 2010 at 01:01 PM (725 Views)
If there is a political correctness debate that I utterly loathe, it is this fight over whether or not saying "Merry Christmas" is appropriate.

Folks, Christmas is a federally recognized holiday. Has been since the 1870s. Why the fight then? Why should a few who are "Offended" by mentions of "Merry Christmas" ruin my holiday? I'm offended by Happy Holidays. What about my rights then?

In truth, I think people here need to suck it up. This is Christmastime. Get over it. Don't celebrate it? Then don't participate. I don't care if you have your celebrations. Offended by Christmas? I have one word for you: [b]TOUGH.[/b]

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  1. Jabberwocky's Avatar
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    Wow, closed-mindedness, much?

    There are other holidays at this time, y'know... Hanukkah, Kwanza, etc. So, "happy holidays" is much more accurate than "merry Christmas" anyway. You'd rather we not recognize the fact that other holidays besides those celebrated by the Christian faith are things that exist? That sentiment disgusts me, and I have no desire to live in a country where it is the norm.
  2. Mako's Avatar
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    I work in retail. I say Merry Christmas to everyone I help. No one minds. They either say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to me in return.

    To me, it's more about the meaning behind the words. It's a polite way of saying I hope you enjoy the holiday season. I hate that people get so worked up over semantics.
  3. Jabberwocky's Avatar
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    I use "happy holidays" to non-family because, y'know, they might not celebrate Christmas.

    It seems to me, Mr. Warlock, that you're getting worked up over semantics, too... just on the other side of the equation.
  4. Sarcastically Insane's Avatar
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    I say Merry Christmas because I celebrate Christmas. I don't see my atheist friends or Jewish friend getting offended. They even agree that people who are 'offended' by 'Merry Christmas' should shut up. There's nothing offensive about it; we're offering cheer to you.

    If someone says 'Happy Hannuka' to me, I'm not going to get all pissy and be 'offended'. Same with any other Christmastime holiday.
  5. Jabberwocky's Avatar
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  6. Eredar Warlock's Avatar
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    Christmas is a federally recognized holiday. We don't give a fuss if you celebrate whatever holiday you are celebrating, so why should we have to give up our right to celebrate openly? They don't.

    I've had it with political correctness. At this point it's little more than censorship. Again, if you're offended by Christmas, that's your problem.
  7. Jabberwocky's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eredar Warlock
    Christmas is a federally recognized holiday.
    That doesn't make a lick of difference.


    I'm not trying to be politically correct, I'm trying to be accurate. Y'know, because holidays beyond Christmas exist and stuff.
  8. woops's Avatar
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    When people say "Happy Holidays," I think "Pastafarians celebrate the 'Holiday Season'."

    Which makes me wonder why people aren't offended by that.
  9. White Len's Avatar
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    I don't celebrate Christmas. No, I celebrate Zodmas. And we don't greet by saying Merry Zodmas. No. Instead, we

    KNEEEEEEEEEEEL!!! before Zod
  10. Nicoleta01's Avatar
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    I don't care really. Christmas is a religious holiday, even if non-Christians celebrate it that does not take away it's meaning as the day of celebration for Jesus' birth (whether or not that is the correct date is debate later, point still stands). If you don't like me saying Merry Christmas, then just don't listen to me.
  11. Eredar Warlock's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=Jabberwocky;bt113951]That doesn't make a lick of difference.


    I'm not trying to be politically correct, I'm trying to be accurate. Y'know, because holidays beyond Christmas exist and stuff.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, other holidays exist. But the question is, why should my rights be trashed in favor of others' rights just because a couple of people are offended? If you're offended by Christmas, the problem lies with you alone, not with Christmas.
  12. Turtle Tamer Kammy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eredar Warlock
    We don't give a fuss if you celebrate whatever holiday you are celebrating
    Haha, yes you do. Happy Solstice!
  13. $aturn¥oshi's Avatar
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    Happy Kwanzaa!
    Updated 20th December 2010 at 02:37 PM by $aturn¥oshi
  14. Agent Gryphon's Avatar
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    You should be allowed to say Merry Christmas without people getting offended, if someone said Happy Hanukkah or the other holidays I wouldn't get offended, I probably just reply with the same greeting knowing they celebrate it.

    Happy Holidays is politer but I have always said Merry Christmas and is used to it, am I going to stop? No, because I am used to it but I am not going to put down those who don't celebrate it or celebrate the other holidays unless they decide to yell or give me crap for saying Merry Christmas, that would be very hypocritical of those people then.

    Saturn- Happy Kwanza ^^
  15. The Outrage's Avatar
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    If there is a political correctness debate that I utterly loathe, it is this fight over whether or not saying "Merry Christmas" is appropriate.
    The reason why I agree with this is that when people use religious phrases like 'Merry Chrismas' or 'God bless you', they aren't trying to convert you, they're expressing their good will towards you. If someone of another religion wants to greet me with their religious sayings that are meant to show your good-will toward others, then fine. I don't see why I should be offended. Am I so insecure in my beliefs that I should feel like my beliefs are being challenged by someone's greetings? No.

    What I do find funny though is the 'politically correct' Happy Holidays crap I get. As far as I know, agnostics and atheists aren't celebrating a holiday, so doesn't that seem a bit insensitive?

    Honestly I want to see what happens if we let everyone just give out their religion's holiday greeting. If people get offended by non-Chrismas greetings, then don't say they're prejudice towards your religion, since we're basically having this political correctness bullshit because people find the words Merry Chrismas offensive.

    Yeah, maybe cashiers should say Happy Holidays just to be safe, but if anyone practicing their religion wishes to express it then they should.
    Updated 20th December 2010 at 08:27 PM by The Outrage
  16. Kars's Avatar
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    happy winter solstace
  17. The Outrage's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wataru
    happy winter solstace
    I do however reserve the right to tell people that they're mispronouncing/spelling words.
  18. Kars's Avatar
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    yeah
    me no good with grammer
  19. Satoshi-kun's Avatar
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    Honestly, I have no problem with anyone saying "Merry Christmas," "Happy Hanukkah," "Happy Kwanzaa," or even "Happy Holidays." Whatever way a person celebrates their holiday is okay, and if they are saying it as a way of wishing someone good cheer, that's cool.

    On the other hand, I have an issue with people who say "it has to be Merry Christmas, if you celebrate something else, fuck you, I'm Christian." That's not wishing someone good cheer, that's forcing your religious ideas down the throats of believers and non-believers alike, and amounts to nothing more than a pompous middle finger to those who you don't agree with.

    So, my thoughts are, celebrate what you celebrate, give warm well wishes to anyone who you wish to, in the way you feel the most comfortable giving them, but don't shove things down people's throats in the name of your own religion, and don't shit on people's holidays just because you don't like how they choose to spread their heart-felt season wishes.
  20. Turtle Tamer Kammy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satoshi-kun
    Honestly, I have no problem with anyone saying "Merry Christmas," "Happy Hanukkah," "Happy Kwanzaa," or even "Happy Holidays." Whatever way a person celebrates their holiday is okay, and if they are saying it as a way of wishing someone good cheer, that's cool.

    On the other hand, I have an issue with people who say "it has to be Merry Christmas, if you celebrate something else, fuck you, I'm Christian." That's not wishing someone good cheer, that's forcing your religious ideas down the throats of believers and non-believers alike, and amounts to nothing more than a pompous middle finger to those who you don't agree with.

    So, my thoughts are, celebrate what you celebrate, give warm well wishes to anyone who you wish to, in the way you feel the most comfortable giving them, but don't shove things down people's throats in the name of your own religion, and don't shit on people's holidays just because you don't like how they choose to spread their heart-felt season wishes.
    You have such an awesome way with words, Catboy. ^^

    Quote Originally Posted by wataru
    me no good with grammer
    Ohhh you best be trollin' boy. Otherwise get off the computer and read some books. WITHOUT pictures.
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