Merry Christmas

Life’s all about balance and civility.  I’m not going to wish anyone Happy Holidays, but I’m also not going to freak out or be at all offended if someone celebrates a different holiday than I do.   Peace to all.  Here’s what I mean.

 

I heartily approve of religious tolerance, but political correctness garbage can get way out of hand.  It’s Christmas for me and others.  It’s a variety of other holidays for other religions, and maybe some don’t have a holiday around midwinter.  Peace to all.  Whoever or however people want to worship is their choice, and I don’t judge.  As long as people aren’t hurting anybody, then whatever they want to do doesn’t bother me.

 

But avoiding saying “Merry Christmas” just because someone might celebrate a different holiday is just plain silly.  Surely anyone’s beliefs can handle “Merry Christmas”.  At the same time, if I go around wishing people “Merry Christmas”, then I need to be able to handle it if someone says he or she practices a different faith.  And my faith can take it if someone wishes me something from a different faith.  Or even if someone tells me “Bah! Humbug!” or steals all the trees in Whoville, for that matter.   A great thing to hope for is “Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.”  A good way to close is with, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”

Whatever you believe or celebrate, peace to all.

 

 

P.S If you wish to check your answers for today’s references… 🙂

1 “Bah Humbug” =  Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

2 Whoville = the town in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

3 “Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.”  = Luke 2:14, the Annuciation to the Shepherds, and lots of carols

4 “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.” = “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore

 

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