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Old 09-14-2007, 03:32 PM
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I think its all a crazy debate to begin with, who cares. Let people say what they want and everyone celebrates it for different reasons, let them decide. We donít need someone to decide for us. Its like people always wanna fight over something, even the most happy and innocent things. Holiday Tree/Xmas Tree, oi its not even worth it. It's a tree, buy it and decorate anyway you want. I've seen many with Hanukkah decorations on them.

Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings I think probably is best for department stores and what not, I mean it's a good and nice general saying and covers everything. But either way, I mean some people just have to realize some people celebrate it, some donít, some celebrate other holidays and some celebrate it for religious reasons, some celebrate it for non religious reasons and the Winter Solstice and then you even have some religious people that donít celebrate it because to them it is the Winter Solstice. So, it should really not be a matter of debate, just let people do as they please. Its so great because it represents something different to everyone, whatever someone greets you with or whatever anyone calls it, its still representing a happy time of year and thats all it should be looked upon as.


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Just my opionion on this.... I am a christian and celbrate the birth of Jesus at that time(even though its not his actual birth) but i also celebrate the secular way, Yes i believe in Jesus and yet at the same time believe in Santa
I believe Christmas is about family,love,joy,goodwill, and happiness. I also feel that however anyone celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza is their right and if someone offers me a Happy Holiday,Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Kwanza I say thank you and wish them the same. I am never offended or say i don't celebrate that so don't wish me a Happy____ We all celebrate life in our on unique way. No two people even celebrate christmas the same way. Thats just my opionion and i hope i didn't ofend anyone. Peace to All
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In a day when we are required to be tolerant of other religions -- creating washrooms for Muslim students to prepare for prayer in public schools and universities, attend to special diets for those of other faiths... shouldn't it be a matter of courteous reciprocity for them to allow us our beliefs? Before Christmas, I say happy holidays. Starting December 1 I say "Merry Christmas" -- and nobody wants to correct Santa Claus!
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Seriously...have you ever run in to anyone outside of the media, a school official or a politician who refuses to say "Merry Christmas"?
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I've always been an easy going guy. I have certain beliefs that I hold dear. They include Jesus. That's what works for me. That's where my faith lives. If anyone out there does not hold a belief in Jesus, I can live with that. What irks me to no end, is when anyone tries to tell me how I'm supposed to celebrate my holiday. You want your candy canes and trees and snowflakes and mistletoe...I LOVE that stuff...You want your nativity, your Silent Night, your midnight masses...I LOVE that stuff too. You do your thing and let me do mine...Truly, that's what "Peace on earth and goodwill towards men" means...right? If offend anyone with my Merry Christmas...Sorry kid...It's only once a year...Political correctness weakens the country...We can't be all things to all people, so let's just be who we are!!! If you cut in front of someone in line...Say your sorry...If you hurt someone with a mean thing you've said...say your sorry...Otherwise, we don't need to be sorry for who we are...No permission needed...
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