Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry CHRISTmas and Happy Holidays

This Christmas/Holiday season has been frought with arguments over political correctness. It seems a growing minority of people don't like the religious implications of celebrating a holiday that revolves around the birth of the man who founded the world's most popular religion...

I'm well known for my non-religiousness. To most people, religion is little more than a "my god can beat up your god" complex. People speak of the greater morality their religion preaches, then they throw that morality out the window when dealing with people of other religions.

Even though I'm non-religious, I know that Jesus was a real person, just like Mohammed and Buddah were real people. Taking the CHRIST out of CHRISTmas is every bit as silly as taking Martin Luther King Jr out of Martin Luther King Jr day. CHRISTmas is a celebration of Jesus' birthday. So what if he founded a religion? He was a great man who did many great things. I'd say that is good enough reason to celebrate his birthday, whether you follow his religion or not!

Christmas also isn't the ONLY holiday this season; there's also Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and the Winter Solstice celebration. If Christians want people to respect their beliefs and their holidays, they need to give others that same respect.

So, Merry CHRISTmas, Happy Holidays, and have a great new year!


Thomas Lessman