December 18, 2012 – Say “Merry Christmas”
Every year in the last several years there has been plenty of political correction movement to change the Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays. Although I do not have affiliation with Christianity (or other organized religion for that matter) I think we should all accept the fact that December 25th is a Christmas day. Thus, wishing people Merry Christmas is NOT the wrong thing to do and shouldn’t be changed to Holiday. Unless of course, everyone agrees to change the calendar. Until then, December 25th will always be Christmas Day. So, say Merry Christmas.
If you meet people who wish you Happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanza, by all means respect their traditions and wish them Happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanza in return. It is about tradition. We are what we are today because of who we were. Let’s not be revisionists. If the atheists or agnostics or other non-organized religions or beliefs come up with some celebration for that day and they would like to wish you, let’s say, Happy Snoopy day, then by all means, Happy Snoopy day. Because Freedom of speech and respects are two way streets.