So I wanted to write about the way that the words Merry Christmas have grown to be looked at as some politically incorrect way of addressing Dec. 25th. For me it is quite simple so I don't think there is much to say. The Dec. 25th holiday is called and has been called Christmas for a very long time. It is now supposed to be offensive if you say Merry Christmas to a non Christian, but I can't imagine how. What is offensive about calling a holiday what it is? I believe that if you do not celebrate it or don't associate it with Christ, that is totally your business, but I can't see how people are specifically being told in the workplace that they can only say 'happy holidays' at Christmas time.
What is my rational for thinking it should be fine and those who are offended should calm down? It's simple. I do not celebrate Halloween; yet every Oct. 31, I am aware of what day it is and my personal participation or lack thereof doesn't change that. In fact, when people wish me a happy halloween, I say it right back. Why not? They are wishing me well and how is that offensive? People really are getting out of control with the things that offend them.
It's unfortunate that in this country it seems that everything and anything is okay unless it's associated with morals or Christ. That is really too bad. Doesn't this freedom of speech and religion apply to everyone? Isn't it for those who want to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ as well as those who don't? You don't have to believe in it, no one can make you, but by simply wishing you a Merry Christmas, no one is trying to disrespect you or force something on you. Let it go. And have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.