So Tolerant We’ve Become Intolerant
December 18, 2010 6 Comments
You know that Christian holiday that almost all Christians celebrate in the month of December?
You know the one that is celebrated around the 25th of December each and every year?
The one I am not allowed to call by name anymore for fear of upsetting the non-Christians AND Christians of the world and being labelled “intolerant?”
The one that countless of songs were written about that fill the airwaves this time of year but we cannot say by name?
The one that has no longer any religious significance worldwide and yet, I still cannot wish you a Merry one?
What has happened where I can no longer wish someone a Merry Christmas because that has become offensive?
Look – I am FAR from a believer of Christianity and the practices thereof.
Even though I was born and raised in the Christian faith, my personal beliefs have since evolved into a more spiritualistic manner where religion has no identity with me.
But since when has it become politically incorrect and offensive to wish a Christian a Merry Christmas?
People worldwide wish our Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah…
Muslims are wished a Happy Eid…
Buddhists are wished a Happy Bodhi day…
Pagans will be wished a Happy Yule…
We wish others a Happy Winter Solstice…
And then there is the Happy Kwanza…
And the Happy Fesivus…
The list literally goes on and on.
No one is offended by such good will wishes.
But we don’t celebrate each and everyone of those holidays.
To wish someone HAPPY HOLIDAYS is… well, lazy and fearful.
As though we don’t want an identity… to be identified or affiliated with any one particular faith while reaping the benefits of the faith you don’t want to be identified with.
Secular, we’ve become… and not for the right reasons.
We are told to become TOLERANT – tolerant of other nationalities and faiths – but what has happened to becoming tolerant of ourselves? Why is it that we cannot wish a Christian a Merry Christmas? Since when has it become… wrong? Have we become so tolerant of others that in turn, we’ve become incredibly intolerant of ourselves?
I find it pathetic and sad that as primarily a Christian country, even our government and MP won’t even send a Christmas card anymore… rather they send a HOLIDAY CARD with no affiliations with their own faith. What have we become? Are we THAT ashamed of Christmas? Shhhhttt… don’t let the world know I am Christian because that means I am intolerant!!!
Look, I don’t believe in the hype of Christmas or its roots… but those are my beliefs.
I don’t shy away from them.
But when I see a Christian… I wish him a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
When I see a Jew… I wish them a Happy Hannukkah
When I see a Muslim… I wish them a Happy Eid
You get the drift…
To become tolerant of others… one must tolerate who we are.
Without it, we are nothing.
And that is apparently, who we’ve become.
So incredibly tolerant that we are now intolerant…
… and incredibly ignorant.
So to all my Christian friends…
I wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS…
and to all… a VERY WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!