Originally Posted by cococat
Originally Posted by 2dogmom
I can't see how anyone wishing me a happy or merry anything could be offensive.
And if people want to put up Nativity scenes they should be allowed to. Cripes don't we have more important things to worry about?
The first part made me smile of your post. Taking it one step further it reminds me of those people who either say have a good day or have a blessed day, one small change, but words can be so powerful. And then some people can find fault with any happy wish towards them if not worded properly as they want it or not delivered with the right facial expression according to them and their mood that day.
The second part, I guess we don't have more important things to worry about. I am surprised many people can even afford nativity scenes in this economy.
You both make excellent points
There are articles appearing on this every day now, and reading them over, I end up at the same conclusion again and again.
It was seem that there are many, many people that have the idea, either consciously or subconsciously, that to allow any other religion any leeway at all, is to surrender something of their own. There are towns that are actually not going to have displays at all, simply so they won't have to display any other faith's holiday trappings alongside their own, and then they blame the "others" for it
As long as those attitudes of "my holiday, not yours" are prevalent, we're going to have these debates every year.
eta: Speaking of those daily articles, this one makes very, very good sense http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotian/1090826.html
|We need to take back our word, to make it holy once again. To make Christmas one day only and make it a celebration for Christians. Our holy day, our way. The Christian way. The way of hope, joy, peace and love.