Thursday, December 17, 2009

UK to Support War on Christmas

Actually, let me just add one more word for clarification to that title, since I'm not necessarily against Christmas, but I'm against all the whiny, cry baby, so called Christians who believe that Christmas is under attack.

So perhaps my title should have been...

Urban Koda to Support War on Christmas Nutjobs

I was in the car with a colleague the other day, when a news story about "The War on Christmas" came on.

In a shocking twist of irony, the news story was on people taking offense to being wished a "Happy Holidays" at a particular store. I don't know about you, but I figure that encompasses pretty much everything about this season.

My colleague agreed with how terrible it was to be wished a Happy Holidays and then continued on (And here's the irony) that he couldn't see how wishing someone a Merry Christmas could be taken as an offense.

I'll agree that it shouldn't be. I had an Isreali wish me a Merry Christmas over the weekend, and I returned the greeting, to which he said Thanks! And then I realized that he likely wasn't Christian, and so I wished him a Happy Hannukah! And the dudes face just lit up!

Christmas, Hannukah, Yule, Soltice, Kwanza, or whatever other holiday you wish to celebrate this year... Isn't it really about a celebration of life?

Actually if you want to read something pretty cool, check out this sermon from a local Church. I'm thinking I need to pay these people a visit one Sunday too!


  1. I just don't see this war on Christmas. I think it's thoughtful to wish people Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas or whatever. But then, there's so many things conservatives are up in arms about that are nonissues and I have no idea why.

  2. Yes, the only people who seem to be talking about it are those who claim it's happening...

    Kind of brings to mind the old quote by Herman Goering.

    "Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."

    Hence my support of the Christmas war, as a charitable gesture to the nutjobs talking about it, so they don't look like complete idiots this magical time of year!

  3. Isn't it really about a celebration of life?

    That and good will to all. I don't see how taking offense at courtesy (or to the existence of other holidays) has anything to do with celebrating the joy of the season.

  4. UK you are a generous man. ;o)

  5. I actually have a problem with Happy Holidays. People, it's Christmas, just pony-up and say it. If someone told me they were Jewish, I'd say Happy Hanukkah. My mother worked for Jews for 20 years and they celebrated Christmas. One of my best friends is Hindu and she's coming to see Christmas lights with me on Tuesday night. All of this an I don't even believe in God! We all just need get over ourselves, quite frankly, and start worrying about things that really matter.

  6. Amen TV!! Whether it's holidays, Christmas, Hannukah or Diwali, a greeting is merely an expression of good will. Say thanks, return the greeting, and then take it to heart!!

  7. Well I just say Merry Merry for a couple of weeks, it gets me through it.