IS ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ STILL POLITICALLY CORRECT?

Yesterday a senior bureaucrat in Ottawa sent out a directive to banish tinsel, trees and holiday wreathes from front-line  Service Canada offices across Quebec.  After a firestorm of criticism for this down-grading of Christmas, a minister in the Harper government rescinded the directive. The move makes Santa safe for another year.

A union official commented:  “We have trouble in Quebec with handling Christmas.  As a society, we’re struggling to figure out how to deal with reasonable accomodation of minorities.”

This raises another question.  Is it still politically correct to wish some one a “Merry Christmas.”  For reasons I don’t totally understand, I am drifting to using “Happy holidays.”  Is there something the matter with me?

Is “Merry Christmas” still politically correct?

What do you think?

70 Comments »

  1. 1

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    Here is my Christmas card- Take the time to play and listen.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude.html

  2. 2
    Neil McKenty Says:

    little patti,

    That’s a great site. I’m a big fan of David Steindel-Rast

  3. Last time I moderated a group at MILR (now MCLL), at the last late November meeting I wrote, on the blackboard (which was green): Happy Hanuchah, Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanza and best Eid of….
    Did I cover all the bases?
    Now I stick with Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, this way I steer clear of trouble.
    About the directive to Services Canada in Quebec, it did not come from Ottawa but the Quebec senior executive officer, one Marc Simoneau, who probably tried to placate our Quebec lay movement and look good to his Ottawa bosses. Poor misguided chap.

  4. 4
    Heidi Gulatee Says:

    lillipatti
    your Christmas Card is very beautiful and so true. Let us be thankful for each other and the beauties of this earth. And may we try to maintain all these gifts, and especially let us see through the eyes of love.May the peace in this season be with us. I wish everyone a very happy holiday.
    Most people are very gracious if I wish them a merry Christmas. I shows them that I care that they have a good time.

  5. 5

    Merry Christmas is fine for those who celebrate Christmas. What I want to know is why some of them folks think that those who celebrate other festivals at this time of year are making “war” on Christmas. I have no interest in making war. I’m too busy celebrating Yule.

  6. 6

    I think that saying Merry Christmas is fine as a greeting to anyone. It is undeniably the Christmas season celebrated in this country and Merry is a nice word.
    Why not? It’s not meant as a “Christian curse”. :-)

  7. 7

    Patti, it is also undeniably the season for celebrations by other cultures, as well. Like Yule, Kwaanza, Hannukah, Inti Raymi, Modranect, Pancha Ganapati, Saturnalia, Sadeh, Yalda, Chahar Shanbeh Suri, Sol Invictus, Malanka…and that’s just for starters, and the ones I can find on my calendar. I bet I can find others, as well.

    Or are you under the impression that Christians OWN this time of year and everyone else should just shut up?

  8. 8
    Barbara Says:

    If someone were to wish me Io Saturnalia, I would take it with good grace in the spirit intended. That hasn’t happened recently, though. Most people I know celebrate Christmas in some manner whether they are Christians or not and so I wish them a Merry Christmas. If they celebrate Hannukah, I wish them a Happy Hannukah and, if invited, celebrate the occasion with them. I’ve had Muslims wish me a Merry Christmas, so I don’t see the issue. (In answer to my wishing them Happy Holidays) Spread joy and love in the spirit of whatever you celebrate at this time of year and accept it, when offered. A bit of peace might ensue.

    Now I will respond to an email and wish a Hindu friend a Happy Holiday!

  9. 9

    Lady J- Are you “in your cups” again, or did you misunderstand what I wrote?
    and you say “everyone else should just shut up”? No! Just you.

  10. 10

    Every Christmas the politically correct secularists and biased media dictate to us; the Christian majority about what we can say and do to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, it’s time to let them know we’ve had enough of their interference in our most personal beliefs. So, if you’re a Christian who believes in the true meaning of Christmas? Here’s your chance to do something about it and make your opinion count  

    Join the thousands of Christians who have already committed and contributed to make ‘Say Merry Christmas’ by the American Christian Life United Choir the biggest Christmas song of all time, every authentic download can and will count as another vote for Christmas. There are 240 million of us, and we need to make it clear to everyone we want to keep Christ in our HOLY-Day… CHRISTmas.

    Download ‘Say Merry Christmas’ here:

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    or

    Watch the ‘Say Merry Christmas’ YouTube Video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWrrvQ_3-40

    Say, play, download, distribute to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ… Share this message and pass it on to all of your friends on blogs, forums, texts, Facebook, twitter & email.

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    peter Says:

    The accurate greeting to use (not the politically correct one, that is passe in my opinion, don’t bend over backwards to please the majority who’s bending over backwards already, and the nude emperor is also bending over backwards, everybody thinks he has clothes) – like I was saying, the correct greeting is ‘Merry Christmas’;
    the reason, well, not everybody is Happy during Christmas, and not everybody is on Holiday either, but Christmas was intended for All, whether we accept it or not, so it is the only thing that has meaning.
    If you don’t believe in Jesus, well, I’m sure you won’t object to a Man laying his life down to save the world, this is part of our cultural lore, in much the same way as SnowWhite, so I’m sure you don’t object to Showwhite, so why make a mountain out of a molehill?
    Merry Christmas to All, and to All a great year.

  12. 12

    Poor poor majority-status Christians… Some fellow citizens decide they like “happy holidays” more than “merry Christmas” and that gets your knickers in a knot! How ever will you cope! (roll eyes).

    The whole “war of Christmas” silliness that Christians complain about every year is a joke! A look at the history of the “war on Christmas” is quite interesting:

    http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2011/12/05/the-extremists-roots-of-the-war-on-christmas/

  13. 13
    peter Says:

    Right on, Garry G, I like you!
    “Merry Christmas” is truly a universal greeting, it’s For All!
    When the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles they went out to All the world, they scattered, and they preached in the languages of the people they were preaching to, this was thru the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Let’s take Christmas back and let others say whatever they want, in this Birthday Party we are celebrating Christ, so it’s Christmas, not Holiday (not everybody is on holiday during Christmas, but everybody can celebrate if they want).
    Merry Christmas!

  14. 14

    peter wrote: “Let’s take Christmas back and let others say whatever they want”

    You have always been able to say “Merry Christmas” – so if you feel the need to “take Christmas back” that implies ~you~ let Christmas go…

    As for letting “others say whatever they want”? That would be wonderful – but there are an awful lot of Christians out there that feel persecuted (cough)-Peter_and_Grant-(cough) and seem to want to pretend that there is a “war on Christmas” that needs to be fought. The idea of busybodies like that simply enjoying Christmas in their own way does not seem realistic to me – they seem to enjoy playing the persecuted Christion card, especially at this time of year. In fact, you and Grant seem to be playing that card right now!

  15. 15
    peter Says:

    Now pay attention, Joe Agnost, since you’re agnostic, you obviously don’t know anything about Christmas.
    Repeat after me: Christ – Mas

    The center of Christmas is Christ, and there is only one way to celebrate Christmas;
    You should celebrate April Fools day, because that’s the day for Fools: Athiests and Agnostics, note:
    “The fool in his heart says, ‘There is no God.’” – Psalm 14:1, Psalm 53:1

  16. 16

    @Peter:

    From persecuted Christian to rude and insulting Christian in one short comment… Nice job Peter!

    Christmas, winter solstice, kwanza, Eid… “holiday” is obviously more inclusive than any one by itself. I’m sorry if your cult is losing it’s grip on society Peter, but there simply isn’t much you can do about it! Enjoy Christmas in whatever way you wish – just leave the rest of us alone to celebrate it in the way we wish. Your Christian persecution complex won’t fly too much longer.

    Oooh! Bible quotes! Fun!

    “If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her” — Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT

    What kind of a monster would force a rape victim to marry her rapist? The God of the bible – that’s who! I can feel the LOVE! ;)

  17. 17
    peter Says:

    From Christmas to rape in one short comment… nice job Agnost!
    What you’re quoting from is the Old Law, it’s the law of the ancient Hebrews which even the Jews today don’t follow.
    Now google this, from the sermon on the mount:
    You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.”
    But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
    –That, is Christianity

  18. 18

    Peter wrote: “What you’re quoting from is the Old Law, it’s the law of the ancient Hebrews…”

    Oh. So God’s law/rules don’t apply to everyone? He’s changed them has He? So much for an unchanging God…
    A just what is it about Hebrew women that God hated so much he made this rule for them?

    Jesus – aside from the fact that He’s supposed to be the same God that wrote the old testement – also had some pretty cruel things to say:

    “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war”… “His eyes were as a flame of fire”, clothed in a vesture dipped in blood“, and “out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” — from Revelation 19

    A shorter version: “Obey me or I will kill you.”

    Tag – you’re it!

  19. 19
    peter Says:

    Jesus didn’t write that, John did.
    And he (john) was talking about how the wicked will die.
    And you’re it – good luck!

  20. 20

    Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death. (Exodus 21:15 NAB)

    All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense. (Leviticus 20:9 NLT)

    Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants. (Isaiah 14:21 NAB)

    Happy Holidays!!

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    peter Says:

    agnost, you’re obviously very unhappy;
    you’re all over the map, and this from ‘Merry Christmas’.
    Certainly Happy Holiday won’t do for you, because you’re not happy, and you never give up your ranting, so if you want Happy Holiday to work for you, take a break and get a stiff one.
    You poor guy, I wonder what made you like that!

    I’m not going to reply anymore to such gross stupidity, you coments should be flagged as inappropriate.
    (I think they have medication for what you got, go see a doctor or a shrink, go for councelling, something).

  22. 22

    peter wrote: “agnost, you’re obviously very unhappy”

    An assertion without any evidence. Do you believe this on “faith”? Why would you think I’m unhappy?

    peter cont’d: “I’m not going to reply anymore to such gross stupidity…”

    I literally just posted bible quotes. And you’re calling bible quotes “gross stupidity” (of course I agree!)…

    My point in doing this was:

    a) to show how ridiculous it is to quote the bible to an unbeliever (which you did with your “fool” bible quote). Bible quotes just aren’t convincing to somebody that doesn’t believe in god(s).

    and b) to show that Christians really aren’t all that proud of the bible they believe came from their God. You can’t even address the vile bible passages I quoted – you called them “gross stupidity”. Funny that they’re supposed to be the words of the God you claim to love…

  23. 23
    peter Says:

    Evidence of your unhappiness is your emails.
    Gross stupidity is in the way you interpret scripture.
    You don’t know how, so don’t even try.

    Sad holiday to you, writhing in you ignorance, proud of your stupidity, eyes wide shut!

  24. 24

    peter wrote: “Gross stupidity is in the way you interpret scripture”

    In the last comment I wrote I quoted scripture – I didn’t “interpret” it.

    I understand why you think those bible verses are “gross stupidity” – I think it’s pretty obvious.

    What I don’t understand is why it’s OK for you to throw a bible quote at me, but it’s not OK for me to throw a few back at you…

    Here is another quote WITHOUT any interpretation from me:

    “As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.” — 1 Corinthians 14

  25. 25
    peter Says:

    your problem is you’re interpreting it literally, that’s why you say you’re quoting it, this means interpreting literally (he’s thick, isn’t he?)

    You cannot quote something from thousands of year ago, from a land, culture, and time far away, it loses it’s meaning – you have to interpret it.

    Go get you medicine now before you fall down

  26. 26

    “…did you misunderstand what I wrote? and you say ‘everyone else should just shut up’?”

    No, that’s not what I said, dear. It’s what I asked if you meant. I may not have been clear on your meaning, but at least I read what you wrote!

    “Merry Christmas” may not be a curse, but you’re wrong — it’s NOT “fine for everyone.” Christmas is NOT the only festival celebrated in this country at this time of year. Or aren’t you paying attention?

  27. 27

    Peter: FOAD!

    Now, try flagging that as “inappropriate…”

  28. 28

    Thanks Peter & Garry for your well intended comments, and welcome to the blog. Not everyone is combative and belligerent. I think that they probably didn’t get out of Grade 8.
    I have noted several times that I like to post my opinion and read other people’s comments. I don’t like to get into a debate on politics or religion, and I don’t want to explain or apologize for what I believe in, in either case.
    I think that some people should not be concocting negative arguments-their time may be better spent at an AA meeting…or Grade 9.
    Once again, welcome, and I look forward to your comments. AND…
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    PS: If I am noticeably absent for a few days-I’m “Christmas Shopping” at the “Christmas Sale” and the “Christmas Bazaar”, and decorating a “Christmas tree”, and baking a “Christmas cake”, for my “Christmas party”. Then, I’m going to hand out “Christmas baskets” and “Christmas stockings”, and then I’ll go to a “Christmas eve candlelight service” at my church, where we’ll sing “Christmas carols”, and thank God for His gracious love. :-)

  29. 29

    For all those who think there is only one “reason” for this season: http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/392926_2545050318292_1614802932_2606171_2052354426_n.jpg

    Please have the courtesy to acknowledge that you’re not the only ones on the planet, and that others have just as much reason as you.

  30. 30

    littlepatti wrote: “Not everyone is combative and belligerent.”

    Until their religion is questioned – and then they fly off the handle.

    People, especially really old people like littlepatti, don’t seem able to handle that the priviledge their religion once enjoyed is coming to an end. I suppose having invested so many years to it must make that particularly difficult.

    littlepatti cont’d: “I think that they probably didn’t get out of Grade 8.”

    Classy patti! Very Christian of you! ;)

    littlepatti cont’d: “I don’t like to get into a debate on politics or religion…”

    Well of course you don’t! It’s because, and I mean this in the nicest way possible, you’re a mental midget. You’re fighting an intellectual battle for the losing side… why would you want to do that?

    littepatti cont’d: “…their time may be better spent at an AA meeting…or Grade 9.”

    Hmmmm… perhaps my “mental midget” comment was too kind.

    littlepatti cont’d: “PS. Christ christ christ christ christ… and more christ”

    And you think I need to go back to grade 9??

  31. 31

    Ladyjanus wrote: “Peter: FOAD!

    Now, try flagging that as ‘inappropriate…’”

    A hearty LOL! ;)

    Thanks for the link (that the Christians will ignore wanting to continue to wallow in the ignorance that Christmas and Dec. 25th is special to Christianity alone!).

  32. 32

    BTW: If the shoe fits…I didn’t name any names!

  33. 33

    Patti, you don’t have to name names. We all know you mean everyone who doesn’t agree with you.

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    peter Says:

    I think Janus and Agnost are sleeping together.
    I too am busy, – we give Christmas Concerts, at least two each year, we have a Christmas Nativity part at the church where we and our kids make decorations to prepare, we go to confession, we celebrate the Lord, but anyway we do this all year (except for the Christmas Concerts and Nativity Partys).
    Now you guys all have a wonderful season, and don’t forget to Thank God for Christmas.
    By the way, Janus and Agnost, it’s never too late, after all, Jesus came to save mostly the sinners – yup! that’s you too, if you want to be out of this club, you’re out of luck. So you still have a chance while you’re still alive.

  35. 35
    peter Says:

    I didn’t ever say Dec 25th was exclusive to Christians, and we don’t have any record of Jesus’s actual birth date. However, I did say that Christmas is for All, not just christians, (yes even you, JanusAgnost).
    BTW, with JanusAgnost in here, this whole blog has become inappropriate, just review the entries above and see, so this has now become spam, I’m blocking this.
    So looks like I have the last word, at least from my side, I’m not reading anymore. – - Merry Christmas to All, and to All a good night, I have to work late tonight.

  36. 36

    Peter, you don’t bother listening, do you? And you’re the newcomer here, not Joe and me. I think you’re the one who’s inappropriate.

    You may have any word you like. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Go brag about your false piety elsewhere, eh?

  37. 37

    Just a little anecdote about Christmas:
    When I was a child, we were quite thrilled to find a little wind-up toy in our stockings. They were ballerinas and clowns, and we would wind them up and they
    would whirl madly around the floor, flailing in circles and finally would run down.
    I remember a time, when my Dad marched them all out to the back yard and set a blow torch to them, they ignited and blew up into smithereens.
    They had been “recalled” as inflammatory-which was true.
    We loved winding them up, but we sort of enjoyed the explosion too.
    I wonder what made me think of that…

  38. 38
    peter Says:

    I returned home tonight to see Janus’ (of JanusAgnost infamy) remarks;
    “newcomer” is irrelevent; false piety is irrelevent – though you might know something about being false, you’re the mother of falsity;
    I’ll be working thru the night, no more time now, and looks like the season is upon us.
    JanusAgnost, you might want to look up the reference on casting pearl before swine, that’s what I’ve been doing today. Our Lord cautioned us not to do this, and no wonder He spoke in parables, for people like you are not ready for the plain truth.
    Good Luck! you’ll get what’s coming (not from anyone else, but yourselves).

  39. 39
    Neil McKenty Says:

    Especially since this is the season of good will, I hope everyone who contributes to this blog will maintain a tone of civility and good cheer.

    Neil

  40. 40

    Peter: GTFA.

  41. 41
    peter Says:

    Merry Christmas to you too, JanusAgnost;
    May the Joy of Christmas be with you all thru the season.
    Take the time to go and sit with the Lord on Christmas Day, some chapel somewhere, you can google it, I don’t think you know any.

    Don’t be naughty, be nice!

    You’re forgiven all your profanity, now you just have to forgive yourself.

  42. 42
    Jim Says:

    I have warned everyone, never get into a discussion with an agnostic or atheist. They know more of what is in the bible than the Pope They are forever quoting what appears to them to be negatives,and then misinterpreting what it reads, because they don’t understand the traditions of the times. Take for instance Joe Agnost’s comment about Deuteronomy 28:28-29 dated Dec 6, at 10.57am.What this paragraph is really saying is, If a man gets caught raping a young woman, the following things were done to save the woman, in some cases to save her life and in some cases to remove any stigmas.
    (1) Hit him up for 50 pieces of silver and give them to her father so that her father won’t
    kill her.
    (2) Then he must marry her, because she may now be pregnant and the marriage will save her reputation, the village people do not know of the rape.
    (3) She never sees a wedding bed, and he will never be allowed to touch her.
    (4) As a further penance to the rapist, he will not be allowed to divorce her.
    (5) She eventually leaves, and moves in with some members of her family.
    (6) But she is allowed to divorce him, and does so. However, according to Jewish tradition she must appeal to her husband to allow her to do so. He will probably be glad to allow it, so he can move on. I’ve forgotten the name of the document he will give her, but it might be a named “get”.

    There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation. Herbert Spencer?

    Littlepatti – Why would you want to send concocters to AA with their negativity. AA of all places has room for all alcoholics of any faith, belief or non belief. Why don’t you send them to Lady Janus’ place.
    Joe – People who are elderly gain a lot of knowledge year by year during their lifetime and normally impart that knowledge to the younger generation. There are others around who learn something the first year of their lives and repeat the first year for the remainder of their lives. Does the shoe fit? Your remark about Littlepatti’s age was very crassy.
    Peter – If you want to get even with Lady Janus and Joe Agnost, tell Tony Kondaks what you know about LJ and JA sleeping together.

    Finally, what has one person sending a card, email, or verbalizing a season’s wish to another person have anything to do with anyone else. Shush.

  43. 43
    peter Says:

    Jim
    To get even with LJ would be a step down for me, for Gods sake, just take a look at her posts and you’ll know.
    Reference to ‘sleeping together’ implies they’re in the same camp.
    But, I gather you are just being facetious.
    Merry Christmas, Jim, and a Happy New Year.
    Don’t come back with anything crass, because I’ve had enough.
    No more casting pearls before swine

  44. 44

    Peter wrote: “So looks like I have the last word, at least from my side, I’m not reading anymore.”

    Boohoohoo… taking your ball and going home eh?

    Pardon? You mean that Peter DIDN’T stop reading/posting to this thread?? That’s all kind of pathetic Peter…

    @Neil:

    Merry Christmas Neil… I know how much you hate thread-comments turning into what this one has turned into – but that’s what happens when a discussion about the imaginary “war of Christmas” starts.

    While I have always loved Christmas and don’t personally have a problem with Merry Christmas it REALLY bothers me when a ~VERY~ priviledged segment of society (Christians) feign offense over a non-issue. They aren’t happy with the priviledge they have in society (perhaps because the priviledge is ~slowly~ disappearing) and kick up a fuss because not everyone cares about Christmas. Imagine getting upset that someone said “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas”? How is “happy” anything offensive?

  45. 45

    @jim:

    You sure do add a lot to the scripture I quoted regarding rape… you literally add things to the story out of thin air!

    There is simply no way you can change the fact that the story claims that God said the rapee must marry her rapist. You can imagine that the rapist will allow the rapee to get a divorce (why wouldn’t he simply keep raping her?) but this is wishful thinking on your part.

    I don’t care if the year is 3000BCE or 2012 – forcing a raped woman to marry the man who raped her is beyond cruel, it’s utterly vile. I understand that you have to add bells and whistles to the story in order for your God to look like less of a dick – but it doesn’t work.

    I particulary like your line “he will never be allowed to touch her.” You understand we’re talking about a man that raped this woman – I don’t think he’s the rule-following type and I think it’s far more likely that he’d just continue to rape her. Of course that’s just as speculative as your imaging the “he wouldn’t be allowed to touch her” rule that isn’t in the bible – but since we’re talking about a rapist I think my scenario is more likely.

  46. 46
    Neil McKenty Says:

    COMMENTS ON THIS POST ARE NOW CLOSED.

  47. 47

    Spineless move…

  48. 48
    peter Says:

    One important thing you’ve overlooked, Agnost, you cannot interpret scripture without faith – so don’t even try

  49. 49

    This sums up my feelings perfectly:

    http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd/2011/12/04/what-a-bunch-of-whiners/

    peter wrote: “you cannot interpret scripture without faith”

    And that’s an intellectually bankrupt exercise that I won’t submit to… “faith” isn’t a virtue, “reason” is.

  50. 50
    peter Says:

    EYES WIDE SHUT!
    cannot explain colour to a blind man, and that’s what you are, you see?
    (no, you don’t)

  51. 51
    peter Says:

    Arguing with a blind man about colour is pointless, but they cannot help their condition, it’s the way they are.
    Arguing with an athiest/agnostic about relligion and faith is likewise pointless, but in this case they choose to be blind.

    And now I will give Mr. HotAir his chance at the last word.
    Give my regards to your other half, LJ.

    Merry Christmas

  52. 52

    Hi Peter: Please read my Christmas anecdote #37 above.
    Some people get so “wound up” they can’t see themselves flailing, whirling and exploding!
    I find that we get the same kind of an erratic response when we “suggest” that Pit Bulls are dangerous pets.(not on this blog, but others)-Defending the indefensible I say.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours. May you be blessed by the heavenly spirit throughout the New Year!

  53. 53
    peter Says:

    Thanks Patti
    and Merry Christmas to you too, not just thru the season but throughout the new year, because Christmas doesn’t stop in the 26th.
    And if you want, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Happy Hanukkah, etc to you and all within your circle (remember for your Jewish friends, Hanukkah is from the 20th to the 28th Dec this year).

    Same goes to all the gang, whoever you are, in and out of this blog.
    Thank God for Christmas.
    Thank the Father for the Son.

  54. 54
    peter Says:

    Agnost:
    Cat got your tongue?

  55. 55

    peter asked: “Cat got your tongue?”

    Why do you ask? What are you expecting me to write?

  56. 56

    Io Saturnalia!

  57. 57

    Happy Festivas!

  58. 58
    peter Says:

    Happy Holidays to all, and what a gift this is, it never stops giving for eternity, the promise of ascension (wait until spring and you’ll see) and the gift of eternal life.
    Enjoy!

  59. 59

    Got news for ya, Peter…spring comes when the Oak King mates with the Lady and the heat from their passionate mating melts the snow and warms the earth!

    You modernists and yer fairy tales, yeesh… ;D

  60. 60

    peter wrote: “Happy Holidays to all”

    Why do you hate Christians so much? Why do you have to insult the many Christians with your talk of “holidays”?

    You make baby Jesus cry…

  61. 61

    I had sarcasm html tags inserted in my last comment (this editor must have removed them)… I am, obviously, being sarcastic in my previous comment.

  62. 62

    I wish everyone heartfelt joy of the season and peace & good health in the New Year.

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    peter Says:

    LJ has given up reading – you have to read thru the post before commenting. I’m talking about the “promise of ascension . . . in spring” – ever hear of it? we call it Easter. – that’s when our Lord ascends into heaven – here I am, again, casting pearls before LJ and Agnost (sorry, didn’t mean to insult the swine).
    No swine in this party, go enjoy youselves in the slime, this party is for Christ only, no gate-crashing.

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    Buck Zilla Says:

    why are you so worried about being Politically Correct? it is Christmas time, say Merry Christmas. if people don’t like it they can carry a box of tissues with them.

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    I read through it, Peter. Did you not understand my reply, then? WE call it Ostara. And next comes Beltaine, when the whole world joins the Lord and Lady on the dance floor. YOIU celebrate a grisly death. WE celebrate life at its best. And WE were here first.

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    … and talking of Pit-Bull behaviour-they get “locked on”.
    Oh!~Was that another subject? Another forum? Another planet?

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    Heidi Gulatee Says:

    It makes me very sad when people insult each other about Christmas or the holidays. I respect all the bloggers and some of the comments are so far from a season of peace.
    I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas or whatever holiday that they are celebrating.

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    peter Says:

    If anybody’s so inclined, here is a wonderful site for Christmas Carols, sheet music, etc – 4-part scores, C-, F-, Gb instrument arrangements, lyrics, midi, – check it out:
    http://www.christmas-carol-music.org/

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    peter Says:

    Merry Christmas
    (just one message to All)

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    peter Says:

    I trust all the agnosts and the wickens, witches, (whatever you call yourself, LJ) are enjoying the party? Baltaine, Ostara, all that crap . . . He, was here first, and He created all that was, is and will ever be; in dying a ‘grisly’ death, as you put it, He defeated death, and showed us the way, while you celebrate a nanosecond, not even that, in eternity.

    Enjoy!


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