Sunday, December 20, 2009

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: The War on Christmas

This is my last Shut-up Stupid post before Christmas so I thought this topic would be fitting.

I’ve had friends of a lot of different faiths, Atheists, Jews, religions considered cults, you name it. One thing we all shared was celebrating Christmas.

The celebration of Christmas is to celebrate the joy of sharing with you’re fellow human beings. It doesn’t matter whether you look at its Pagan roots, its Roman roots or even the New York City roots that most of its current traditions spring from. It’s a time to be happy, reach out a hand friendship and reflect on whatever good things happened in the last year.

It is the people who wish to divide us who are offended when someone like me, or an Atheist or a Jew, says, “Merry Christmas”. They look to use the celebration intended to bring us together as a tool to tear us apart.

To them I say, “Shut-up Stupid” and to everyone else I say, “Merry Christmas.”


Stephanie B said...

I don't disagree (has that happened?), though I feel the same for those who are offended when one says, "Happy holidays!" or mentions any other holiday.

The Fitness Diva said...

Hear, hear! I so agree!

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!