A friend of mine posted this chart on Facebook this morning:
It’s a nice thought, but it ain’t gonna work.
Until fairly recently - it seems like no more than a dozen or so years ago at most - it was perfectly acceptable to wish anyone in America a Merry Christmas. If Jews, Muslims, agnostics, etc. were offended, they were gracious about it, or at least they kept their mouths shut.
Then the Organized Atheists ( Do they really exist, or were they just created by the media? Are they a religion or a political movement?) got involved – boycotts were threatened and stores began using Happy Holidays in their commercials.
That lead to a movement among Fundamentalist Christians to boycott companies who failed to “Keep Christ in Christmas.” They are even offended by Xmas, even though they are the same folks who plaster on the backs of their cars.
Like my grandfather used to say, “Some people would bitch if they got hung with a new rope.” And, it seems that his “some people” is becoming a bigger portion of the population all the time. More and more folks seem to spend their time just looking for a reason to feel offended.
So… Whatever I might wish for you this season, you won’t be hearing it from me!