Skip to comments.Bill O'Reilly Says He Wished Barbara Waters "Happy Holidays" Because She's Jewish
Posted on 12/13/2011 9:14:09 PM PST by Steelfish
Bill O'Reilly Says He Wished Barbara Waters "Happy Holidays" Because She's Jewish: Is This the PC form of Greetings? Cultural and Religious Sensitivity?
Christ was Jewish. But why deny His mission as Savior of the World but trying to “please” the cultural and religious sensibilities of others? Surely Jews and atheists were fine with this greeting just 25 years ago. How come the MSM has succeeded in brainwashing us?
It was mutual respect.
Speaking from personal experience, one reason not to do this is because Chanukah is at a different time every year, and you may screw it up and wish someone Happy Chanukah after Chanukah.
(Apparently this year this mistake is less likely.)
My Muslim perhaps thinks the same too when they say ‘Happy Eid’l Fitr’. That I believe Christ is my savior doesn’t mean I want to impose on the other person who I knew is not Christian by greeting him/her with ‘Merry Christmas’. I don’t care what have been the practices in the past. If you think I’m too PC, it’s your problem, not mine.
Comparing the universal celebration of Christmas with Happy Christmas (Happy only because He is the Savior of the World- even in Russia and China) to Happy Eidl Fitr or Happy Hanukah is a bit of a stretch. Don’t you think so?
“Surely Jews and atheists were fine with this greeting just 25 years ago.”
Some were, some weren’t. It’s always been very touchy for some people. Christmas is NOT a Jewish holiday. Jews celebrate Chanukah, close in the calendar to Christmas but not a major Jewish holiday historically. Most American Jews grew up in a very Christian nation where Christmas dominates the early winter season. It’s a holiday of which they were not a part. Some chose to join in the festivities to the extent they could; others were and remain uncomfortable with Christmas. They do not see Jesus as their savior.
I have two close Jewish friends from whom I’ve received a Christmas gift every year, going back decades, even tho they are personally not part of it, nor want to be part of it, but respect my faith and its cultural traditions. They will wish me a Merry Christmas, but would not appreciate my returning that greeting. They usually spend the day helping out at soup kitchens, then go out for Chinese.
Because we tolerated it? Even allowed it?
Christmas is a Christian holiday. It's been made available for everyone through commercialization in the media and in the culture by such things as Frosty The Snowman and Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus.
No it’s not. Christmas is not for Jewish people.
What I want to know about Baba Wawa is how does someone with a speech impediment get a job talking on TV in the first place?
Just say whatever you want and let the chips fall where they may... which can range from a “Thanks” to a heavy theological discussion. If anybody falls apart, say “oops”
Let me rephrase: The salvation of Christ and the redemption of sin that He offers, is available to all. Christmas is the day on which Christians celebrate the birth of the Savior of mankind, and this is good news for everyone on the planet.
I wish my Jewish dentist “Happy Holidays” every year!
My Jewish friends’ tradition is to hit the movies on Christmas. No lines, all the big movies opening up. Then Chinese!
What wasn't reported was that he also wished her a good evening when she came into the studio.........
When my Muslim customers tell me they’re celebrating something, I always tell them, “I hope you have a blast.”
There’s nothing wrong with wishing luck to someone from another religion.
There’s nothing wrong with being polite to people, especially if they’re a friend. If I know someone is Jewish I wish them a Happy Hanukkah. Usually they say Merry Christmas back because they know I’m Catholic. If I don’t know a person I always say Merry Christmas because that’s what I’m celebrating.
“What I want to know about Baba Wawa is how does someone with a speech impediment get a job talking on TV in the first place?”
And her dimpled cheek implants look downright creepy.
Why didn’t you wish her Happy Hannukah you illiterate?