Today, a friend sent me an email that read:
I will be making a conscious effort to wish everyone
a Merry Christmas this year …
My way of saying that I am celebrating
the birth Of Jesus Christ.
So I am asking my email buddies,
if you agree with me,
to please do the same.
And if you’ll pass this on to
your email buddies, and so on…
maybe we can prevent one more
American tradition from being lost in the sea of
The message was sent to her entire address list!
I responded with the following, to every damn person on her list:
“Happy Holidays” doesn’t bother me a bit. If I were Hindu or Buddhist (or whatever) and I knew someone was trying to include me in their good wishes because I don’t celebrate Christmas, I’d think that was awfully nice of them. There are some good things to be said about political correctness.
Sometimes, thinking that Christianity is the ONLY reason to celebrate a season can be construed as insensitive. Why do Christians always seem to be the only ones offended by so-called “political correctness,” when others are just trying to be inclusive and kind? Some Christians sure aren’t very open to dealing with people who don’t share their exact beliefs.
No apologies here . . . I am PROUD of being politically correct and I love my Christian, Muslim, atheist, and Buddhist friends alike. They’re all wonderful human beings (and yes, I really do have Muslim and Buddhist friends). Just because they don’t share my spiritual/religious beliefs doesn’t mean I can’t respect them. If my beliefs are bestowed upon me from God, why would someone else’s beliefs, or lack of beliefs, also bestowed upon them by God, be any less holy?
And why shouldn’t I be considerate of their beliefs? They’re considerate of mine.
(Oh, if I were queen for a day!)
Happy Holidays, everybody. I mean it in the best way possible.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Take that!