Originally Posted by pt447
"it was a christmas holiday first"... so it's better?
comeone... actually hanachuah has been around longer than Christmas, so IT was first. and the fact is, you don't just wish a stranger Merry Christmas, assuming they're Christian. you can put a manger in front of your house, but not in front of a mall. you can wish Merry Christmas to frinds and family you know celebrate it, but don't just assume I am or do.
you can't just say, "it was here first so deal with it". life moves on, cultures mutate, and if we are what we say we are, then this shouldn't be a problem. but the fact is, we're all talk. nobody wants to integrate anyone or learn anything about anyone. people don't want change, and very rarely accept it.
No that doesn't make it better at all. I'm just saying it is considered a HOLIDAY because it's CHRISTMAS. December 25 is a holiday because it is CHRISTMAS. December ? through December ? (lol I have no idea) is a HOLIDAY because it is HANNUKAH.
Yea but if I was Jewish and someone said Merry Christmas to me I would just be like "dude look at my nose I don't celebrate Christmas thanks anyway though!"
I just think it is a dumb thing to get bent outta shape about, not saying you but all the people who SERIOUSLY get offended. The majority of america is Christian, so I think majority rules they have the right to say merry christmas. Plus it's just a habit and I'm not a chirstian but it's still christmas. People just look for reasons to cry sometimes, not you, the real offended people.
Like I said though, would you expect everyone to say happy holidays about EVERY holiday? You can't just assume everyone celebrates halloween and thanksgiving and their birthday and independence day. Yet no one has a problem with people who say Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday...etc.
When you say Merry Christmas to someone who doesn't celebrate it, then all you are saying is have a good day December 25. Saying Merry Christmas doesn't have to mean that everyone assumes everyone is Christian. If a Jew came up to me and said Hppy Hannukah, then I would just take that as have a happy 12 days that Hannukah falls on, just cuz they said it doesn't mean I HAVE to celebrate it. It's just people being friendly.