Why I Say, “Happy Holidays”

I am Christian.  I do believe in God, or at least a version of God.  I also believe that there are many people out there who are not Christian, do not believe in God (or maybe any God, for that matter) and certainly don’t celebrate Christmas.

Why then, would I say, “merry Christmas,” to a complete and total stranger, whom I know nothing about?  Why are some pushing the idea that saying, “happy holidays,” is anti-Christian in some way?  I think it’s just the opposite.  By choosing two words over another we are choosing not to judge.  Not to hate.  But to love all the same.  Isn’t that the most Christian thing we could do?

I might get some crap here from other Christians, but isn’t saying those very words (merry Christmas) pushing our already pushy beliefs upon people?  I feel like it most certainly is.

Instead I wish everyone, “happy holidays.”  It’s easier.  It’s friendlier on a global scale.  And it’s all-inclusive of every joyous holiday we celebrate during this time of year.

Happy Holidays!

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