Seeing all these statuses on Facebook about people being pissed because they have to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" mildly grinds my gears. You're upset about the fact you have to say Happy Holidays, so you don't offend someone of another religion, but YOU'RE offended because you can't say Merry Christmas? That this country was founded on Christian beliefs? Really?? WTF, that's news to me! I thought it was founded on religious freedom... Let me give you an example of one such status that I've seen on a couple people's FB pages:
he was born in the spring or summer time.ert the non-believers, they hijacked other religions' holidays and claimed them as their own
Also, those lovely red and green decorations?? Pagan. The "Holiday (name you despise for it) tree"? Pagan. Giving and receiving gifts? Pagan. The holly and mistletoe? Gee, that's Pagan too..... 12 Days of Christmas is Pagan too??? No way!!!
For any loyal reader(s) who may not already know this, I'm *gasp* Pagan. Yes, that's right, I'm not a Christian. Now, before you start screaming that I'm being intolerant, let me tell you now that I have no problem with Christianity. I really don't. I don't have a problem with ANY religion as long as it teaches peace and tolerance (in other words, Satanism is out in my book lol). What I have DO a problem with are these overzealous fuckers who try to shove said Christianity down EVERYONE'S throats. I'm not offended if someone wishes me Merry Christmas, so go right ahead! You can wish me Merry/Happy Whatever-the-hell you want, as long as it's sincere. Unlike most people, I understand that not EVERYONE is the same religion, and some people are even *gasp* ATHEIST!. I also realize that our country WAS founded on freedom of religion. I won't get angry and offended UNLESS I'm being FORCED to celebrate a holiday I don't choose to. Just remember what religious intolerance causes - instances like the World Trade Center attacks... You don't want to be like those people, do you? People who get ridiculously angry about not being able to say Merry Christmas aren't too far from the nut jobs who flew the planes into the Towers in my opinion.
And the way I see it, saying "if you don't like it, LEAVE" is showing religious intolerance.. If that's the way you feel, then I tip my hat and say good day to you. If you can't tolerate my choices, I won't bother you with them