Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Celebrate a Politically Incorrect Christmas Season

Political correctness destroying society can best be illustrated at this time of year. We get to see liberals cringe every time we mention a certain word. This word may not be what you were thinking, but it is the magical C-word. Christmas. Through political correctness, it has now become “holiday season”.

Yes, I know that other religions have significant religious holidays during December too. But Christmas is the most celebrated one. While it does have roots in Christianity, it is also celebrated by many non-Christians. The same logic that goes for most political correctness works here too: If it bothers you to think about Christmas, then don't think about it. Unfortunately, this simple solution just doesn't work for all those who have nothing better to do than write letters to newspapers saying that any store that mentions Christmas should be boycotted.

Instead, they want us to forget about Christmas. They want it to be the “holidays”. Some people might not have a problem calling it the “holidays”, but I feel like whoever says this is being brainwashed. It sounds to me too much like communism. We aren't a dictatorship, we are your “friends”. It obscures the truth through words which aren't true.

Let's sit down and evaluate my point. Obviously, the issue at hand is the use of the word Christmas. So far, everyone can agree. However, some people think that it isn't fair to call it Christmas because there are other holidays too, and not everyone celebrates Christmas. True, but most people celebrate Christmas. For some, it doesn't even have religious meaning. If you don't like religion, think of Christmas as a time to spend with friends and family and share gifts showing how much you care about each other. I see Christmas to be a much more important event, but if you will stop whining, please think of it that way. I have proposed a great compromise, and can even go as far as proving that it is indeed Christmas season.

We put up trees for Christmas. We put lights on our houses for Christmas. We take off work for Christmas. We give each other presents for Christmas. Obviously, most of what we do is for Christmas. Does anyone else see something here? Could we possibly be calling it Christmas, because that's what it really is? There are other holidays, but I don't see many people celebrating them.

Sure, it might offend these people that there holiday is ignored, but strangely, I don't see them complaining at all. I see people who don't celebrate any religion, and who don't care about any of the holidays at all telling us what is right and what is wrong. Isn't that funny? I honestly can say I have never met someone who was offended at calling it Christmas, when they celebrated some other holiday.

It looks like we don't have a hot issue for debate here, we have a bunch of people with way too much free time on their hands. Why don't these people work to cure cancer or solve world hunger? These are problems where they won't be wasting oxygen whenever they speak about them. And for everyone else, remember the golden rule about Christmas: Say it loud, say it proud.


Blogger Joshua said...

There really isn't a revolution to stop people from saying "Merry Christmas". Some businesses just like saying "Happy Holidays" in order to appeal to people who celebrate other holidays. It was pretty much their own decision and not the result of any liberal pressure. Most people usually say "Merry Christmas" to those who celebrate Christmas and "Happy Holidays" when they don't know or when talking to a large group. It's no big deal. It's insane how conservatives have blown everything out of proportion. Now anyone who says "Happy Holidays" will be villified as The AntiChrist. Their the ones being overly sensitive. They are even boycotting stores that say "Happy Holidays" now.

12/17/2005 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger Joshua said...

And you're not really rebelling against anything by saying "Merry Christmas". Say it all you want.

12/17/2005 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Scott Simontis said...

There is pressure from groups like the ACLU. I wrote this article to reach out to a particular brand of politically correct politicians. I believe that since the majority of Americans celebrate Christmas, we should just say Merry Christmas.

12/19/2005 07:46:00 PM  

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