It looks like Maryville, TN, will be allowed to have their Christmas reading from the book of Luke, after all!
I am consistently bothered every year by the lack of thought that comes from the “tolerant” crowd. I am not supposed to say “Merry Christmas,” but “Happy Holidays.” I am not really sure where this came from, because were it not for Christmas, what exactly would we be celebrating? No Wiccan has ever offered me a “Happy Yule” card, and while I am richly aware of the celebrations of Hannukah (I am a former Messianic congregant) and Kwanzaa (interesting article on Kwanzaa HERE), when your town is having a tree lighting festival, I thik that is pretty much distinctly Christmas. So, my question is this: If we really want separation of church and state, why is the town paying for the celebration? Or better yet, why does the town have a Christmas tree?
Look, “tolerant” folks, I get that you think it is wrong to be “forced” into celebrating something you don’t believe in. No problem. I get it. But, don’t ruin it for the rest of us. When you come up with “Happy nothing,” I will wish you the best, but don’t confuse the issue. Without the Christian holiday of Christmas, there is nothing to celebrate (other than Hannukah or Kwanzaa) during the “holiday season.” If someone were to wish me happy Hannukah, or happy Kwanzaa, I have no problem acknowledging that they are doing so because for them, it is, in fact Kwanzaa or Hannukah. So how about can the whole “tolerance” issue, let us read nativity stories, you get a day off of work where you don’t have to do anything, and let’s really be tolerant.