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FacePalm December 17th, 2016 1:11pm

I have never in my life been told that I should not say Merry Christmas. I have been told that I should not say Happy Holidays. Who is being censored?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/17/16 4:33 pm

Neither of these groups, specifically, but rational humans who value precision in speech (who may fall into either group), explicitly.

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cyanospool The Deep North
12/17/16 1:46 pm

The fact that this is what people, both Christians and secularists, consider persecution in this country just shows just how far we all have our heads up our ásses.

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cyanospool The Deep North
12/17/16 1:48 pm

Or censorship. I guess not everyone cries persecution, but the way people are quick to call it censorship or anything else that extreme might as well.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 1:55 pm

I think the whole thing is silly.

MrsCrayonWax
12/17/16 2:16 pm

Agreed now give me my non persecutive starbuck's cup!

Wino I need a drink
12/17/16 1:36 pm

I've been criticized because I send "Happy Holiday" or "Season's Greetings" cards. I find it insane as I send and receive cards from people of multiple religions (their cards are similar). Why would I exclude people? When I'm "called out" on saying it or sending it, I simply explain that as a Christian I believe that everyone should be included in the joy of the season and that Jesus wasn't into excluding people.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/17/16 1:11 pm

I've been told not to say Merry Christmas. And unless they're helping me pay my bills (ie my job) I tell them to screw off.

I also don't say Merry Christmas to someone I know isn't Christian. I'll say Hanukkah or Diwali if I know their holiday.

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Senate101 San Diego
12/17/16 1:00 pm

I have never been told either. Honestly I think this is a non-issue and is not as widespread as people think it is.

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wolf124 California
12/17/16 4:57 pm

I agree.

MeanBrett Michigan
12/17/16 10:32 am

I never have either. I think most sensible people recognize when I say "Merry Christmas" that it is a way for me to wish them well this time of year. I would never change what I say if someone did try to "correct" me. It's their loss for being too sensitive.

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MrsCrayonWax
12/17/16 1:16 pm

Would you be ok with someone telling you happy Hanukkah or Eid Mubarak?

MeanBrett Michigan
12/17/16 1:34 pm

I would be pleased to hear it

MrsCrayonWax
12/17/16 2:15 pm

At least your consistent.

MeanBrett Michigan
12/17/16 2:20 pm

It's the thought that counts

dawl adulting
12/17/16 10:00 am

I've never been told either.

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teachinla California
12/17/16 9:16 am

I have only been told that it is wrong to say Merry Christmas. Actually, Happy Holidays means Happy Holy Days, so that ought to annoy secularists as well. Holiday, as a cessation from work, is chiefly modern British.

Nuclear Boaty McBoatface
12/17/16 9:04 am

Yup. I usually say, "have a happy holiday" no matter which holiday it is, things like memorial day. I've been bitched at a couple times though by older people.

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Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 8:47 am

I've not been told either one.

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MrsCrayonWax
12/17/16 8:04 am

I just got an email from a family member on all the reasons I shouldn't say happy holidays.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 12:45 pm

LoL - sorry, that just amuses me 8)

Seriiusly? 8)

MrsCrayonWax
12/17/16 1:15 pm

Seriously. I said, I'll say whatever I damn well please to include a happy Hanukkah to my Jewish family and friends!

LordSpartacus
12/17/16 7:38 am

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TierasPet
12/17/16 7:08 am

I have held several government positions and been told never to say anything other than happy holidays. Outside of work, no one has ever said a word.

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jlong105 Indiana
12/17/16 6:43 am

Well if you only say happy holidays people would not waste their time telling you not to say Merry Christmas.

In my life I say Merry Christmas and have been told to say happy holidays.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 12:44 pm

I say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. No expression of well wishes offends me.