Now, I've always considered myself to be polite and respectful (STOP LAUGHING!!) when it comes to the beliefs of others, but I find that "political correctness" is going too far. For many years now, I've been pushed, prodded, and prompted to tell people "Happy Holidays" rather than "Merry Christmas," because it's offensive..
I'm not a preachy man, nor do I encourage folks to believe one thing over another (unless it involves Batman or pie). So, when I tell someone Merry Christmas around this time of year, I would hope that -if they do not celebrate Christmas- they would greet me with a "Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, or Festivus;" or simply: "Thank you, have a nice day." I would never take offense to a person wishing me a Happy "this time of year," whatever it may be; for that is all that I am doing: Wishing them a Merry *December 25th!*
So, if you too feel screwed by political correction, speak up (nowhere specifically, I don't have a site to rally you all too, but you get my point).
|Our Christmas Tree, complete with|
authentic crooked star and tufts of cat fur