(Closed) Anyone else tired

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Lol…this is funny.  I was just having this conversation with a friend on the phone yesterday.  I always attempt to be aware of the whole PC thing…to the point where I wouldn’t be wishing anyone a Merry Christmas anymore rather Happy Holidays.  Same thing with my Christmas cards.  Nothing that said Merry Christmas.

Then last year I had enough.  Christmas is my holiday and I was tired of being PC.  So I stopped. Now it’s Merry Christmas.  Others can celebrate their holiday, now I want to celebrate mine.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@StephinPA: My godmother has a button (sort of as a joke) that says “I Celebrate Christmas.”

I tend not to discuss this kind of stuff in general social situations and only with close friends and family.  I actually really don’t mind being “PC” and don’t find it that difficult.  I guess that’s because I’m really super-liberal though and am open to everyone’s ideas and views.

The only thing I’ll really get on my soapbox about is animal shelters/animal adoption/breeders/etc.  But only in certain company and in an appropriate manner.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My Fiance says the only two groups that people seem to be openly prejudice against are Christians and Conservatives. Lol.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Oh, the persecuted majority… 😉

It’s possible that you’re not coming across the way that you think you are if people are accusing you of being intolerant and closed. Is there anyone you can talk to just as a check?

If it’s really not what you’re saying, then don’t sweat it. We can’t all make other people happy all of the time (in fact, it’s a sure way to tick everyone off to try!). As long as you’re being civil and courteous, who is anyone else to judge?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also, I have absolutely no problem with saying Happy Holidays.  I feel it covers all holidays, including Christmas.  I feel it’s just being considerate to others when you may not celebrate the same holidays as them.  I send Christmas cards to family and friends, but give Happy Holidays to co-workers and those I know celebrate different holidays.  I feel it’s only polite to do so.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@BritishShiningStar: I agree with Spaniel that maybe you are coming off a little harsher than you think…?  I guess I would need an example.  Like I’m thinking if a person got all up in my face about pro-life or gay marriage or one of those contraverisal topics, I would maybe think they are being close-minded or intolerant. (Not saying that’s what you’re doing…it’s just the first thing I thought of)

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I guess it’s just all about being respectful to others but I can see how it grinds on you….Christianity is all about being tolerant I thought =]…I never think twice when someone wishes me Happy Holidays. Holidays make me think of Christmas stuff, anyways! I never think someone means it necessarily disrespectfully.

Then again, you do live in New Jersey…things are different here in the midwest. Let’s switch =]

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m sorry you’re feeling dumped on. However, the phrase “Happy Holidays” was not invented to dilute Christmas as any kind of conspiracy or to promote crass commercial values over religion – it was invented so that everyone can feel included and greeted, no matter what holiday they celebrate. That includes the store clerk, who may not be Christian, believe it or not! There is nothing wrong with wishing you and yours merry Christmas. If someone’s wearing a big old Santa sweater, wish away! But you can’t, and shouldn’t, assume that everyone around you is Christian.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well, since I have a feeling *I* am the straw that broke the camel’s back, let me just publicly apologize if I made you feel attacked. I hope you can understand that everyone has different views/beliefs, and that is what makes this country so great. We’re allowed to express those views publicly and with pride. I wear my liberal, pro-choice, gay marriage supporting badge with pride. You can wear whatever your badge is with pride, too. I think things get complicated when people try to push their beliefs on others. Not saying you’re doing that, but some people tend to do that at times. So again, I am sorry you’re feeling attacked. Hopefully we can all live in peace and harmony here on WB 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had a discussion in one of my seminary classes about “PC,” and someone said something that really stuck with me. He talked about the meanings of the words: politically comes from “polis” or “city/community”; correct means “right” – and that’s what “politically correct” ought to be about – it should be about treating the people of your community right by respecting them and not using hurtful words. Of course, sometimes what “PC” can mean in our society is getting caught up in using exactly the right term, and always having to watch your language, and getting reprimanded for using a term that you thought was fine, and that’s bound to stress anyone out!

About “Merry Christmas” versus “Happy Holidays” – I’m Christian (clergy, actually), but I prefer to use “happy holidays” if I don’t know what the other person celebrates. I like that my Christianity is something that I *choose,* and that people have freedom of religion, and it kind of bothers me that what is to me a religious holiday is this big cultural festival of consumerism and civil religion. Now don’t get me wrong, I like presents and eggnog lattes as much as the next bride – but their affiliation with the holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ seems not quite right to me, and I try to hold that in mind. To me, using “Merry Christmas” across the board sort of affirms the cultural/consumerist side of Christmas, which I prefer to avoid if possible, so if I don’t know someone’s religious tradition, I stick with “Happy Holidays.”

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