Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The War On Christmas


Every year it's the same thing. Facebook friends post angry, derogatory or frustrated messages about the so-called war on Christmas. They feel it's necessary to defend the holiday, and their posts are typically about how no one is going to restrict them from saying Merry Christmas and "it's Merry Christmas not happy holidays" and on and on it goes. I see things like this:



This:



And this:



All from my God-loving Christian friends. *eye roll*



For years I've witnessed this type of behavior and for years I've posted nothing on my page about it. But yesterday I'd just about had enough of this nonsense when I saw this image from a friend:



So on my own Facebook page I posted this:



How do I respond with any type of warm and friendly greeting I receive?
I say "Thank you. You too!"

'Tis the season to be a good human. Be one.

30 comments:

  1. I like your approach; I do the same when given any type of greeting :)

    betty

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  2. Amen....I don't care what you say as long as you're not an ASSHOLE.

    Happy, happy day!

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  3. The right wingers in America have been saying All Lives Matter when the Black Lives Matter group makes it in the news. Except all live don't matter to them when it comes to gun deaths, lack of healthcare, lack of food, aggressive military philosophy, and of course Syrian Refugees. Then it becomes "new phone, who dis?"

    but I've been responded with All Holidays Matter

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    1. You have a lot of Canadian in you, Adam. You've fit perfectly here! Although I don't think you'd really like the weather. Well, unless you were out in B.C.

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  4. I don't celebrate Christmas, but want everyone who does to have a very merry/happy one. People just don't understand though, so I avoid letting people know I don't celebrate. They almost act like not celebrating is some kind of sin--and must mean the offender belongs to some cult or something.

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    1. It's too bad that people react that way, Bethany. I've known many people in my life that don't celebrate Christmas for many different reasons and it's absolutely fine. I'd share my holiday bakes with you if you were nearby!

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    2. Considering how good they look, I'd be tempted to move nearby to try them! :D

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    3. HAHA! Thanks, Bethany. I'm not sure you'd like the cold, though :)

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  5. Well said, Martha! And those of us without a religion who still celebrate Christmas as a festival of family, food, nature, and lights are one more group!

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    1. Yes! There are many, many groups. And every single one counts.

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  6. Totally agree! We need to acknowledge that there are other religions and celebrations out there. Open your minds, people.

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  7. I've said Bah! Humbug! to the so-called War on Christmas since this silly talk started. When I lived in Illinois, I worked part-time at Macy's. Management told us to say Merry Christmas to the customers or whatever we felt comfortable with saying. Sometimes I said Merry Christmas and sometimes I said May peace be with you. So there. Thanks for writing this post. I agree with you completely and this kind of stuff is one of the main reasons I barely use Facebook.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. And exactly the reason why I spend as little time as possible there. Such nonsense makes me roll my eyes all the way to the back of my head :)

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  8. Very good Martha! A war on Christmas...so silly. I kind of feel the same way when I read Pagans droning on and on about how the Christians stole all of their ideas and holidays. Just get over it and enjoy your life without making it angry and complicated.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! :))) I wonder if the birthday enthusiasts would get their knickers in a twist if I suddenly started to say Merry Birthday!

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    1. HAHAHA! That'll be a fun new way for birthday wishes. Try it out and see what happens :)

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  9. great advice! Let's have peace at this time.

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    1. Peace would be great, Christine. That's what this month should be all about.

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  10. We could celebrate Festivus instead. From Seinfeld, George's family get together on 23 Dec each year around a bare metal 'Festivus pole' to tell each other how disappointed they are in each other - called 'the airing of the greivances'.

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    1. HAHAHA! That was one of my favourite episodes! What a funny show that was.

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  11. Your concluding sentence says it all. Be a good human.

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  12. I just say what I want, if other people don't like it I don't really care. :D They can call Christmas what they like, as long as I can call it what I like too. Why does every one get so offended nowadays?

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    1. I wish I had the answer to that. Maybe they have too much time on their hands!

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