Monday, December 28, 2020

Christmastide has been swept away by the crosscurrents of Postmodern diversity . . .

We're no longer encouraged these days to greet folks with a hearty "Merry Christmas" anymore. Indeed we're strongly discouraged from greeting others that way. Non-Christians might feel offended. I can understand that. But I can't quite understand "Happy Holidays" as a substitute. The word "holiday" means "holy day," and the non-religious might feel offended since they have no holy days. What about "Season's Greetings"? Well, what season would that happen to be? Winter. "Winter's Greetings!" But what does winter bring? Cold. Ice. Snow. What are we then wishing on people by extending to them some "Season's Greetings"? Aren't we dumping all the dangers of wintertime upon them? Aren't we really, even if inadvertently, saying, "Have a cold one! Slip on some snow and ice! Fall down! Break an arm or leg!" That sort of 'greeting' would offend everyone. But it's at least all-inclusive, and that's the important thing, these days.


At 12:32 AM, Blogger The Singing Organ-Grinder said...

Happy Christmas & don't worry so much1

At 4:34 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks and same to you! Good to know that you're still out there.

Jeffery Hodges

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