Monday, December 28, 2015

For the next time somebody asks you.

It's really such a simple sign of respect, and yet there are those who feel that by using it they are surrendering to an attack on their religion.


  1. Anonymous2:19 AM

    I am 58 years old, and even in my childhood there were "Seasons Greetings" cards and signs in stores.

    The supposed war on Christmas was concocted by the like of BOR, Palin, and extreme right wing evangelicals that have no respect for the Constitution nor what it states unless it suits their personal agenda.

  2. Anonymous3:05 AM

    Christians (the majority of whom are also Republicans!) are always the likely ones NOT to show RESPECT to those of OTHER faiths throughout our country.

    Shame on them! Is it any wonder their numbers are dropping? And, I suggest they will continue doing so!

  3. Anonymous3:26 AM

    Shaun King NAILS IT: White Jesus Is A Tool Of White Supremacy

    1. Anonymous4:12 PM

      Nailed!!! luv it!

  4. Anonymous5:52 AM

    Kanye and Levi have this in common aside from being jokes.

  5. Leland6:06 AM

    I tried this a few years ago with some family members. They literally screamed at me there is NO holiday more important than Christmas and then told me to fuck off!

    Keeping my temper in check, I laughed at them and walked away. I found out (quite surreptitiously, I have to say) from two of the children of the loudest screamers (two separate sets of parents) it was my way of handling their parents that made them look more closely at what they had been taught.

    They didn't say what, if anything, they had figured out, but I think it's a start and that's important.

    Just another example of the extremists chasing the young away from religion. (I hope.)

    1. Anonymous11:11 AM

      How sad when Christians don't know the most important Christian holiday is Easter, not Christmas.

    2. Leland12:21 PM

      I must agree, 11:11, but my intent was for the particular season at hand. I didn't phrase that well, did I?

  6. Anonymous6:25 AM

    Bristol always liked Levi spending money on her. And, I am not sure what the point of this comment could be on this post except to diss Levi.

    The holiday season for almost all religions, cults, and whatevers is about spending money for food, drink, entertainment, and stuff and more stuff. In this country it is about capitalism, market share, and the bottom line. And, if the market place benefits from the season they celebrate a black christmas while the music in the shops whines "I'm dreaming of a white christmas."

    So much nostalgic bullshit. Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Whatever. I would appreciate a "Thank you for shopping with us!

    And, to all a fricking goodnight.

    RJ in BBistan

    PS The churches cash in on the season also, too.

  7. Anonymous7:22 AM

    I used to say Merry Christmas. Even after I left the RCC. Now, I am absolutely resolute that it is Happy Holidays. If they beat me to the greeting with a Merry Christmas, I am sure to wish tjem a Good Yule, Happy Solstice or Merry Festivus in return. That's not ANT Christmas, just my part in destroying the myth that Christmas is what everyone celebrates. The Christians want to be exclusive, they can keep their holiday.

    1. Anonymous10:37 AM

      I've taken to saying, "Bright Saturnalia and Happy Diwali to YOU!" The fact that they lose their minds in response tells you all you need to know that "Merry CHRISTmas!" is an aggressive saying from morons just looking to pick a fight.

  8. Anonymous9:09 AM

    I went to elementary and junior high in New York City many years ago. We ALWAYS said Happy Holidays--not just personally but in school as well--because there were so many Jewish people celebrating Hannukah at the same time.

    It was just a matter of course, to show respect and extend good wishes to all, regardless of their faith (or lack thereof).

    And no, Christmas ISN'T the most important day of the year in Christianity, that would be Easter. But there's no indignation to be worked up about that one, is there? After all, it doesn't have to share time with any other faith, does it?

    That's what it's all about.

  9. Anonymous9:25 AM

    Please add to your list: Thanksgiving (supposedly a secular holiday) and the Super Bowl. Of course, Halloween is added to All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) I, too, wish Happy Holidays, cause we spend the whole Solstice time celebrating.

    Elizabeth 44

  10. Nobody ever mentions that New Years Day is part of said "happy holidays" It belongs to everyone

    1. Leland3:22 PM

      Except the Chinese in China! Here they get TWO New Year's Days.

  11. Anonymous4:22 PM

    I grew up in a neighborhood that was racially and religiously diverse, there wasn't a war on anything this time of year, just goodwill and full cash registers. No one was offended if you didn't say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" or just smiled and or shook hands and wished good fortune and health the coming year. We had synogogues, churches, shinto and buddhist temples and no one stole a statue, defamed property, nor fire bombed buildings.
    Now it's an orgy of consumerism where everyone loses their minds to get a big screen tv for a hundred dollars off or whatever the gadget of the year happens to be.
    What size flat screen would Jesus buy?


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