Happy Merry Christmakwanzakah?!?

A friend and I were talking the other day, and before we got off of the phone there was a short silence that led us both into saying “Happy Holidays.” Then we confessed that we didn’t really know what to say because we weren’t sure what the other person celebrated. After a good laugh we agreed that it doesn’t really matter, and that we should just say whatever we felt like saying. After a couple of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” comments we hung up.

I think it’s great that we as a society are being more respectful of one another. I also think that it’s getting a bit out of hand. Believe me, I’d rather have it too PC (politically correct) than not PC at all. It all comes down to intention though. If I were Jewish or Christian and somebody wished me a sincere “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah” I would be grateful that they took the time to do so. I certainly wouldn’t get upset that they had good wishes toward me just because it was a holiday I didn’t celebrate.

This is a season when people get together with friends and family that they may not have seen for a really long time. It’s a season of giving and caring for others. Are we really going to allow that spirit to be thwarted because we’re afraid of saying the wrong thing? Give me a break people! Just say whatever you want to say! Give me a “Happy Hanukkah” or a “Happy Kwanzaa”, I’ll be excited that you even tried!

Should we just say “Happy Holidays”? Should we convert to “Happy Merry Christmakwanzakah”? I actually kind of like that one actually. What do you all think about this?

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  • Lucifer

    People: Follow me if you can.

    The turning of a globe allows different continents, countries and oceans to appear and then disappear at a rate of the spinning of the globe. Is my rate of spin better or worse than yours?

    Should you respect my views and speed anymore than anyone else? If we spend our time with politically correct options then we basically lie and say yes.

    So what have we now accomphlished? The meaning of respect: is the postive feeling of esteem for person or entity such as nations or religion. Stay with me. Now we open the door to be disrespected. Okay, now how many fights or arguments happen from someone feeling he has been disrespected?

    Our nation opened this door and it has created a means for low self-esteemed individuals or countries to express anger and or physical action. Nothing good ever happens from this series of events.

    Now for the point of this rhetoric.

    Why should you respect(using websters meaning of the word) my view anymore than anyone else? The answer is, “you shouldn’t”.

    Hold on to your panties and let me finish before hyperventilating.

    Why don’t I just simply accept and tolerate your views. Nothing better or worse just plain acceptance. How could I be “dis accepted”. Or how could I “dis accept you”. I can’t. Period.

    Simply quit the PC we’ve created and simply accept and tolerate. Very easy!!

    Take my name. What kind of remarks or internal thoughts were of a negative nature. “Lucifer”. The devil, satan, the fallen angel. Should you respect my name or maybe just simply accept it and move on.

    Is it really my name, a way of life, or more of a illustration of how we think and behave? Its the same with Christmas or the other rituals I can’t spell or pronounce. It’s nothing to get our panties in an uproar.

    And perhaps you will deserve to be “RESPECTED”. Earned not just given!!

    I’m an athiest but:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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