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British Religious Leaders Urge Rationality About Christmas

LONDON (Reuters) - Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims joined Britain’s equality watchdog on Monday in urging Britons to enjoy Christmas without worrying about offending non-Christians. “It’s time to stop being daft about Christmas. It’s fine to celebrate and it’s fine for Christ to be star of the show,” said Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and [...]

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it is nice to see others standing up and saying "enough with political correctness already!"

Interesting the reactions of others to this type of story. Here, people will be happy to hear this and hopeful it will catch on. In another forum I posted this same story and it started a big fight over why we felt we now needed others permission to celebrate a holiday.

That is why I like this place, so much more positive!
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It's nice to hear something positive. Fortunately it isn't as bad where I live as it is in some places.

What bothers me though is that in previous years I would think nothing of saying "Happy Christmas" or "Merry Christmas" and if I liked the look of the Christmas cards, I'd buy the ones that said "Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings". It didn't matter to me how I said it, just as long as I was extending my wishes to friends, family, strangers, check out clerks, etc.

Since the big "whoopla" the last few years, I actually feel like I'd be offending someone if I sent them cards or extended greetings that don't say "Merry Christmas".

You know what I mean? I'm going out of my way to make sure everyone else knows I'm celebrating a very Merry Christmas and spending time around my Christmas Tree.

It wasn't a big deal to me once upon a Christmas Time, but each year it seems like more people and businesses are adapting their language to please folks who just want to have presents and don't want to be associated with any other part of Christmas.

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