Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, and Happy Holidays to the cranky folk that are offended by Merry Christmas.


  1. Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year!
    I also find it odd that people get offended at this...look at any calendar people! December 25th is Christmas.
    I wonder if there will ever be a time when people in the United States will get offended by the 4th of July?

  2. I think he is referring to people who get offended at "Happy Holidays".

    BTW for most of the Orthodox, tomorrow, Saturday, January 7, is Christmas. For the very tradition Calvinists (e.g., the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland), Christmas (and Easter and Epiphany and Whitsun...) are pagan holidays and are not honored in any fashion; the only day they observe is Sunday (they are the heirs of the Puritans who banned Christmas in England and Massachusetts in the mid-1600s).

  3. After re-reading the post title, Bruce is talking about those offended by Merry Christmas.
    Most non-religious calendars have 12/25 as Christmas, I never understood why people get offended about a day that is listed on the calendar. Why don't people get offended with St. Valentines Day? Technically those same people should be saying happy holidays since valentines day falls around the same time as presidents day

  4. Tom, you're correct. I don't understand why people get upset when someone else offers them a pleasant greeting (especially on Christmas!). I have a friend who gets ornery when someone tells him to "Have a nice day." !

    As an Atheist, I don't get riled up if someone tells me to "Have a blessed day.", or that they'll pray for me. These people are being nice to me and expressing themselves as Christians in a Christian country. Would anyone here be offended if they went to Saudi Arabia and had people greet them with "Assalamu alaikum"?