Peace On Earth! Season’s Greetings! Merry Xmas! Happy Holidays! Rant!

I don’t know about others. However, I find it mind bending how a religious group that spends the better part of December talking about good will towards others. A group often references this part of the year as the, “season of giving.” Will also whine about people wishing others Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, or Happy whatever other holiday instead of Merry Chirstmas. 

They talk about, “Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards men.” Yet, some of these same people call for cultural wars over what others should celebrate. They get offended with people saying, “Happy Holidays!” or “Seasons Greetings!” to others instead of, “Merry Xmas!” because it isn’t what they believe in or it isn’t dominate. So is it, “Goodwill Towards Men” and, “Peace on Earth” that you believe in then? Or is it just towards those that believe the same way you do and act like you and celebrate like you?

This mentality isn’t just limited just to a small group of Christians either…which leads to a broader issue(in my view anyway)…whatever happened to respecting freedom of speech? Or was that only for when others give you warm greetings worded only to your liking? Why are we as a culture so easily offended that we on all sides push other sides into slience? Is the true spirit of bringing people together a lost cause? Do we really care about others or just those we agree with. 

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