Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Merry Holiday Greetings

Loved this editorial about the quandary we get into around this time of year. How do we greet people without offending them? If you say "Merry Christmas" to a non-Christian, are they going to think you're proselytizing? If you say "Season's Greetings" to a Christian, are they going to think you're trying to strip the Reason from the Season? Or maybe, just maybe we should all stop being so easily offended.

Christmas, the holidays — however you choose to refer to the season — is supposed to be a time of peace and good will toward all.

Exercise that sentiment by assuming positive intent in giving and receiving yuletime greetings. The person who says "Merry Christmas" is probably not trying to convert you. Likewise, the store that promotes "happy holidays" isn't dismissing the reason for the season; it's just trying to appeal to a broad segment of the population.

There is plenty to worry about this month. Sharing a sentiment doesn't need to be one of them.

Amen. And Merry Christmas.


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