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Old 12-14-2013, 01:05 AM
 
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Well like Richard Dawkins I'm a cultural Anglican who loves everything about Christmas.

Sure I don't believe in God but then I don't believe in Father Christmas either so I don't let that stop me enjoying this fabulous season of good cheer, peace and goodwill to all men (and women and kids)!
I have two Christmas trees up just to be sure.

I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (it is after all Christmas right?) plus everything LargeKingCat said here:

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, SEASONS GREETINGS , HAPPY Hanukkah, GOOD RAMADAN, Happy Holidays, COol Yule, WOnderful Solstice and Happy FESTIVUS!
And HAVE A GREAT DAY !!!!

Did I leave anyone out?
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:52 AM
 
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Merry Christmas... 96% of Americans celebrate the national and federal holiday.
And what % of Americans celebrate New Year's? Its a two for one greeting even for those that celebrate xmas.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:34 AM
 
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Merry Christmas... 96% of Americans celebrate the national and federal holiday.
And they have the right to call it what ever they want, and celebrate it how ever they want. Don't you just love the first amendment?
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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Well like Richard Dawkins I'm a cultural Anglican who loves everything about Christmas.

Sure I don't believe in God but then I don't believe in Father Christmas either so I don't let that stop me enjoying this fabulous season of good cheer, peace and goodwill to all men (and women and kids)!
I have two Christmas trees up just to be sure.

I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (it is after all Christmas right?) plus everything LargeKingCat said here:
Amen brother. This is the way it should be, I don't get the stoic atheists that are so allergic to the words "Merry Christmas".
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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Amen brother. This is the way it should be, I don't get the stoic atheists that are so allergic to the words "Merry Christmas".
Me neither. It's not just the atheists it's just political correctness gone mad generally.

How anybody can possibly be offended by someone offering you good wishes is beyond me - as if anybody has ever said it with the intention to offend??
If I wanted to offend someone I wouldn't be sending them a Merry Christmas card . I'd doing a Sharon Osbourne and sending them something nasty in a box. It's political correctness gone mad again.
If I got offended by Happy Christmas I'd have to get offended if someone wished me Happy Diwali or Happy Hanukkah or Happy Halloween (also by the way a religious festival - a shortening of hallows evening or the evening of All Saints Day). And it is after all Christmas! Same as Halloween is Halloween. Do we have to start calling that 'holiday' as well? Are we going to stop wishing people Happy New Year because the Chinese celebrate theirs on a different day?
We had a half Jewish family (well culturally Jewish) round at our house to celebrate thanksgiving this year and not a single one of us are even American. Didn't stop us wishing each other Happy Thanksgiving and we wished each other Happy Hanukkah too and my husband and myself are both atheists.

I'm equally happy for someone to wish me Happy Holidays - the point is - the intention is in the good wishes for you to have a good time over x period. If people want to get offended by you being nice, well that's their problem I'd say.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention, but it seems like the discussion isn't about people being offended by someone saying merry christmas, but by people saying happy holidays instead. I don't really care one way or the other. I would take both as someone trying to be nice. I would hope when I say happy holidays the same would be true.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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Well no the point I was making is that no matter what you say, someone somewhere seems to take offense, so you can't win. So maybe the problem isn't you, it's them. And yes I agree, I would take both as someone trying to be nice.

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Old 12-15-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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MERRY CHRISTMAS, SEASONS GREETINGS , HAPPY Hanukkah, Moderator cut: edit GOOD RAMADAN, Moderator cut: edit Happy Holidays, COol Yule, WOnderful Solstice and Happy FESTIVUS!
And HAVE A GREAT DAY !!!!

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Happy Kwanza to you!
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