Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Every year, the same dumb debate

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or Merry Xmas or Seasons Greetings.

As I'm writing this I learned that there are some people who are going to boycott a company 'Winter Party' tomorrow because of the deliberate exclusion of the word Christmas. There are things that all people must remember.

To the secularist: Christmas is hardly religious as most everything about the celebration is secular in nature. It's also an official US holiday so lighten up a bit.

To the Mainstream Christian: What about a Winter Party offends you so much? Didn't the Apostle Paul commend us to not judge others by the 'moons' or 'sabbaths' that they keep? Does the Winter season/solstice apply here?

To the Evangelical: Get off your high-horse. Christmas is an Orthodox holiday anyway and leaves little for you to celebrate when it comes to keeping Jesus the 'reason for the season.' Sneak a little rum into your eggnog and shut up.

To the innocent bystander: Go about your way, there's nothing to see here.

I wish you all a productive winter and a successful calendar change!


Esther said...

That is a very funny post. Merry Christmas and thank you for the gift of a laugh.

PlatinumGirl said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

You wrote to the Secularist, the Christian and the Evangelical. What are you?

Tracy said...

I'm the jerk.

Anna said...

Well, you're not online so I can't tell you this in person, which makes me sad. Tracy, even when I'm sick with the strep throat and had to stay home while my whole family went to a family christmas party at my aunt's house, you can make me laugh. Jerk.

Merry Christmas.