Thursday, December 15, 2005

What's Important

I've been hearing a lot about the issue of saying Merry Christmas versus Happy Holidays. It seems to be taking up a lot of time for a lot of people on both sides. To say or not to say Merry Christmas and is it okay? I'm having a hard time getting behind the need for that one when there are other things going on in the world.

Doesn't it seem a bit silly to demand that people, who might work at your local retailer but actually worship in another fashion other than the fashion of Christianity, wish you a Merry Christmas with all that's going on in the world?

I mean, this year, we lost a city. Not a building. Not part of a city. We lost an entire city. There used to be a city on the gulf coast called New Orleans. Many people called this home. Many people will not be wished a Merry Christmas here-not because they don't believe, but because they aren't alive.

We are in a war. We're loosing men and women who are citizens of the United States over a war. Half the country has no idea why we are in the war. Half of us think we were lied to about the reasons. Shouldn't that be discussed?

Our country is broke. We are spending like there is no tomorrow and we continue to build up more debt.

The US has just executed another human being.

Our president wants to extend the patriot act, which allows the government to violate our personal privacy just because.

Umm those are issues off the top of my head. So why exactly are we worried about who says Merry Christmas?

I know this wasn't a peaceful post. It's easy to get distracted. Remember what's important and fight the fights that are important.


Blogger Rebecca said...

This post wasn’t un-peaceful either. To gain peace, you have to ask the tough questions—questions that cause strife. It means dealing with these touchy areas and questioning tactics, motivation and reasoning. Sometimes the road to peace is a rocky one, but without folks like you looking and asking these questions, there will be no peace. Keep up doing the great work that you do—it is more than a worthy cause. Oh, and merry, merry, happy, happy, ho, ho, do da and whatever else makes you smile. R

10:51 AM  
Blogger piksea said...

Don't you love how some people will try to misdirect your attention just so they can avoid the real issues going on? "Happy Holidays" is not abuse of Christians, for anyone who doesn't celebrate Christmas it's just respectful of the fact that we don't all believe the same things. Bill O'Reilly and all his fellow nuts have made Mount Everest of this mole hill. It's really sad that small minded people want to create a fuss about something that should just be about common courtesy when we have so many huge pressing problems to be addressed.

Sorry for the rant. Please keep talking, there are plenty of us listening and glad to see that someone else has some common sense.
Peace on Earth and enjoy all that is good in the holiday season.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Thanks for the comment piksea. Peace and happy solstice=

1:18 PM  

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