Merry Christmas 2015   2 comments

Yesterday evening I bought my last Christmas present for 2015. I generally finish my shopping before Thanksgiving, but I was watching for a special item for my sister-in-law and I finally found it.

On my way out, the clerk said “Happy Holidays”. I replied “You have a Merry Christmas.” She didn’t seem to care or even notice — I’m sure she’s been saying “Happy Holidays” to every customer for weeks now and she’s just in rote mode at this point.

Last December I was squirreling around on Facebook looking at some daughter-related things and I ran across posts by some friend of hers complaining about a local small business where the clerks say “Merry Christmas.” This young lady is certain that “most customers” are being “psychologically damaged” by being “forced” to participate in “the Jesus myth”. She accused Christians of not even following their own Bibles (“Christmas celebration is forbidden”) and of “ruining” Christmas with their “political agenda”.

I didn’t respond then (I think Christmas got in the way), but I ran across my notes on it last week, so I have decided to use this week to show the other side of the argument.

 

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