last year where I live some people trying to be politically correct said " o you cant say that you'll offend someone" this year however it seems everyone is saying merry christmas and it makes me happy to hear that.
I hear people saying Merry Christmas a lot more this year too. Makes me happy that they're not afraid/limited to saying Happy Holidays.
But majority of the population of where I live is catholic/christian, so take that for what you will.
I say "Merry Christmas" because, you know, it's fucking Christmas. I don't think I've ever told anybody to have a "Happy Holiday."
I mean, what's the worse that can happen if you accidentally offend somebody? It's not like you went inside a Mosque or a Synagogue and just screamed, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS CHRIST." Then you'd be at risk of offending. And I highly doubt that anybody is going to get butthurt because you wished them to have a good weekend.
Like, really. If someone said that I offended them because I parted good tidings, I would be offended because they had the gall to turn my words around to make it seem like I had intention to hurt them. I didn't, so anyone who does that is a goddamn asshole.
/my two cents
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I hate the way you cling to ignorance and pass it off as innocence
If you get offended by someone saying merry christmas to you, seriously go screw yourself. It's entirely a gesture of good will, and who cares what it means. I if you are one of those hyper politically correct atheists who somehow have the nerve to get "offended" by this, get the hell over yourself.
Of course you can say merry christmas, it's just words. If anyone gets offended by that, they wholeheartedly deserve it. This stupid crap does my head in, why are some people such morons?!?! (i'm an atheist too)
I've always said happy holidays because I have a number of friends from around the world whom the day means nothing to except time off. To my Jewish friends whom I know are Jewish I say Happy Hanuka, to those who are Christian I say Merry Christmas, and to my Pagan friends I say Happy Harmonic Convergence (even though it's not)
'Tis the season once again, and one never ceases to be amazed about how fast time passes… or perhaps this is just a sign that I am getting old ;-)
Anyway, this seemed to work quite well last year, and so without further ado, here is the most Politically Correct holiday greeting ever conceived by mankind :-)
Please accept with no obligation, implicit or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practised within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice, with total respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, and their choice not to practise religious or secular traditions at all.
A fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our society great, without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, sexual orientation and choice of smart phone and computer platform of the wishee.
By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the holiday spirit.
This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is either revocable or limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.