Skip to comments.'Tis the Season - And, I Will Say 'Merry Christmas' to Respect Its True Meaning
Posted on 12/11/2013 8:56:58 AM PST by rktman
At my house and at untold millions of houses across America and the world, Jesus is the reason for the season, but in the offices of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the enclaves of humanist's atheists and other non-Christian faiths, it is just another day, which is their prerogative. The federal papers our forefathers drew up guarantee freedom of religion, which means you can worship a snail if you so desire or deny there is any deity at all if that is your choice.
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I was just on hold at Crate & Barrel. The on-hold music included “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. It was great. I told the service rep that I appreciate their on-hold music choices.
Here in Jacksonville, Florida one Barnes & Noble is not permitting its Starbucks to have Christmas decorations.
Yesterday, while enjoying an adult beverage in an airport restaurant (Charlotte, Phillip’s Famous Seafood), waiting for my connecting flight,
the waitress wished me a ‘Happy Holiday’. I politely asked her, “Please wish me a Merry Christmas.” She said that she wasn’t allowed to. I asked why? She said her management didn’t want to offend anyone, thus they were prohibited from wishing anyone a ‘Merry Christmas.’
I thought to myself, ‘Well, I’m a Christian, and I’m offended that it has come ot this. ‘Then I thought ‘she’s just doing her job, no need to make a scene.’ So, I asked her, “How about you just whisper it to me?” She giggled, mockingly looked left, then right, then whispered “Merry Christmas!”
I said “and to you too”
Funny how they “don’t want to offend anyone,” but aren’t in the least bothered by the fact that Christians are offended!
Season’s greetings on this happy holiday!
When someone says “Happy Holidays” to me I always come back with “Enjoy your celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!”
Hanukah, Ramadan and Kwanza got company congratulations by name on the company newsletter. The folks who celebrate Christmas got "Happy Holidays". The word Christmas was nowhere to be seen.
The Christmas tree we always displayed in the lobby was renamed the "Holiday Tree" for a few years until our company President changed it to a the "Giving Tree" which he incorporated into our annual United Way shakedown.
The last Christmas before I retired, I kind of startled the people I worked with "For those of you who will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ tomorrow, I'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. And to the rest of you... have a nice day off."
Somehow I managed to not have to go to
the Principal's office Human Resources for that. Probably because by then I was too much of a short timer to waste time trying to discipline.
It’s a tragedy that people have to wait until there is nothing to lose in order to stand up for their values. I’d love to emulate your gesture where I work but I’m unfortunately nowhere near retirement.