"Happy Holidays!" Is Christmas gone, replaced by politics? 5 replies

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Lord Vipes

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#1 13 years ago

Ah, sposedly when "Jesus was born"




SteelSabre

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#2 13 years ago

I don't follow a religion but I still have Christmas, it has become more of just an American holiday more than anything.




Safe-Keeper

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#3 13 years ago

Is it really that freaking important for Christians to hear the word 'Christmas' everywhere in the first place? Christmas was a private celebration last time I checked, something you did within your house's four walls. Outside those walls, there are lots of other cultures, who react in various manners to your well-wishes, just like Christians would react differently if every Muslim they came across wished them a happy Ramadan, or if Mexicans wished them a happy Cinco de Mayo. No doubt it would tick some people off.

I'm an atheist, and celebrate Christmas, and I don't mind hearing people say Merry Christmas (or god jul (good yule), depending on language:p)to me or one another, nor do I mind saying it to Christians. I don't say it to non-Christians, though, as it's as pointless as a Mexican wishing me a happy Cinco de Mayo. And that's the problem, you can't know who's Christian and who isn't, so in the multi-cultural US, I just say happy holidays unless I know the people I talk to are Christians. Just like Muslims don't throw 'Happy Ramadan' at the random Baptist passerby.




Benzin

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#4 13 years ago
Lord Vipes;4112980Ah, sposedly when "Jesus was born"

No, the date was never confirmed (Wonder why :uhoh:) I think it was the Romans who decided to have it on that date because it was already celebrated by most.

You see the 25th of December was celebrated because it was when the days started getting longer, from the 21st to the 24th the days were shortest and nights longest, and those who survived had a big festival. The Festival of Survival of the Winter Solstice, I call Fosows!




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#5 13 years ago

ahh, u cant forget that good 'ol "friendly fat Caucasian man with presents for all kids of different of individual countries of origin"




Jeff Advanced Member

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#6 13 years ago

It's also funny that even before people started accusing "Happy Holidays" of being politically correct, it was used all the time as well. It included, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the new year. But everyone is so uptight now about their religion they fail to see that.

To those that think we should say "Merry Christmas". Fine, say it all you want, but why are you getting so offended if others choose to say something differently? I can guarantee that no where near the amount of people say "Happy Holidays" because it's apparently what should be said, but rather from the stated above selection of holidays it can represent, to just being tolerant of others views and beliefs and not wanted to specify one holiday that one type of religion celebrates.


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