I never understood this. First of all, these days Christmas is largely secular anyways. It has taken on different connotations. Are we to also stop using the word “goodbye” because it originated as “God be with you”? What difference does it make?
Second of all, how can one be offended by something they don’t even believe in? It’s not as if Christians are celebrating the destruction of others. Instead, they merely believe they have found the way and all are free to join. Silly perhaps, but why not allow them to be silly? I am not offended when wished a Happy Kwanza.
Third of all, how can we function as a society if the norms that hold it together are under attack? What’s next to go? The idea of having orderly lines and not cutting? The idea of driving on the right side of the road? The word please? The handshake? Might not every action we do offend somebody somewhere?
Fourth, the term “Happy Holidays” is usually only uttered around the time of Christmas. It is not as if people don’t know what is meant. Why not drop the pretense? “Merry Christmas” does no harm. Why not keep it?
So, do any of you feel offended by Christmas? If so, what solution can you propose that won’t make us all feel like we’re “walking on eggshells”? Also, can you explain to me what it is about it that is offensive? I can’t think of anything.