If you are over 45 years old, you will remember a time when it was perfectly OK to wish someone a “Merry Christmas.” Somewhere in the past three decades, it became politically incorrect. After decades, (if not centuries), all of a sudden, it was insensitive to the interests of those who are not Christian to talk out loud about Christmas. Politicians and businesses settled on “Happy Holidays!” Certainly no one could be offended by that!
We admit it. WE’RE FED UP! We are one nation, under God, indivisible. Not only that, (and not to be too cynical) but many Americans may actually be surprised to know that Christmas is actually a Christian birthday celebration! There are no doubt millions of Americans who think it’s a great reprieve from school or work, and heh, you get presents too!
When was the last time Christmas came and went without some ridiculous ACLU or secular lawsuit against one municipality or another for displaying a nativity (creche) scene in the town square? Seriously? Really? Opine Needles has something to say to all these people. “Get over it!”
Here’s where we come down on this topic. We respect the fact that it’s Hanukkah. We acknowledge the reality that those who follow Allah do not think Jesus was the son of God. We even recognize that we have pagans and atheists living amongst us! Yes, Christmas is a Christian celebration. But the reality of it is that Christmas has become so much more. To say “Merry Christmas” to someone is to say, “peace to you…I like you…take some time off with your family…remember the things that are important….there is a power greater than you…good luck….be well…” on, and on, and on. Christmas is a state of mind.
So, we say it’s time to roll back the clock. When we say “Merry Christmas” to you, we mean it. We want you to spend your time doing what is important to make your life a better one. If you are a Christian, you get the added bonus of being able to celebrate an important birthday. If not, don’t go get all sensitive on us. Receive our greetings in the spirit intended, and thrive.
To every Opine Needles reader we mean it when we say, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!”
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