Now comes the yearly litany of programs and forwarded emails about the ‘Happy Holidays’ phrase that replaces ‘Merry Christmas’ on storefronts, bags, and whatever else available in the commercial realm this time of year. These programs and emails encourage us to boycott places of business that use the replacement phrase as an indication of their supposed political correction.Â Well, what do you expect? And how much of it is brought on by christians themselves? A silly phrase does not validate or negate a reality. Truth is truth. Chistmas is about the birth of Christ. Always has been, always will be. Some words on a paper napkin cannot change this.
If these so-called followers of Christ would spend more time loving and getting to know people and less time asserting their rights and their religious domination in commercial and political domains (I am not talking about voting, we should vote) then we might have a lot less hostility towards our beliefs. We might make more progress.
Tell me, how does demanding a retail store have ‘Merry Christmas’ on their bags and banners further the cause of Christ? It only falsely furthers our own need to be right and affirms how weak so many are in the faith….how estranged they are from who Jesus is. It freaks me out. He calls us to be in the world, not to make the world conform to our demands. If you want to live in a christian fantasy world where everything is as you think it should be, that everyone else should think that too and follow your self aggrandizing posturing you must boycott the entire world. Are you willing to give up you credit cards, your big gas guzzling vehicles? How about grocery stores? Or some of the name brand clothes you wear? I can guarantee you that the practices of most of the places your money goes would not live up to your belief system.
So, you might as well go ahead and die or go live in one of those cults where you and your children can hide, be ignorant and unempowered, fearful and crippled.
Sorry…just makes my blood boil…..