Yep, I said it. Merry Christmas. Merry, Merry Christmas. Yes, I know that phrase is supposed to be avoided in public settings because it is exclusive and offensive to some.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. However I’m tired of those who are trying ruin the Christmas Season.
I’m tired of the thin-skinned people who are offended by anything and everything in the name of diversity, equality and inclusion. The reasoning is that anything associated with Christmas, especially the greeting Merry Christmas, is offensive and even exclusionary to those who aren’t Christians. Ironically, those who cry out for diversity and being respectful of all are except towards Christians. It is somehow okay to target and exclude Christians because of our faith.
So, here is the deal for all those politically correct crowd that believe we need safe spaces, taking a stand, and avoid anything that could possibly be offensive — you are missing the point. It is possible to get along with and even be friends with people who don’t agree with you. It is possible to get along with those who stand for things you oppose.
So I’m going to continue saying Merry Christmas. I’m not going to be offended if someone greets me with Happy Holidays or even just a plain old hi.