Don’t Wish Me a Merry Christmas
A note to all the ‘reason-for-the-season’ Christians that have been bugging me of late. Aside from all the pagan crap that’s gone into this holiday (as explained in The Heathen’s Guide to Christmas), there’s also this little tidbit I want to share for those who insist that I should be OK with people saying “Merry Christmas” to me:
The word ‘CHRISTMAS’ means ‘Christ’s Mass’, and is a Roman Catholic holy day whereon the mass is said in remembrance of Jesus’ birth. If you happen to be Catholic and you actually are going to mass on December 25, you might encourage people at that mass to be ‘merry’. But the vast majority of the people I hear from are not Catholics. (including the guy who said it should OK to say Merry Christmas)
‘CHRISTMAS’ is a Catholic term. When a non-Catholic says it, it makes no sense. When they say it to someone who they know will never sit through a Catholic mass to begin with, it’s even sillier.
This whole thing gets even more inane when you know you’re saying it to someone who doesn’t practice your religion. It’s exactly the same as insisting that you should have to say ‘Happy Rosh Hashana’, ‘Merry Makar Sankranti’, and ‘Have a nifty Nisf Sha’ban’. It’s not your religion, so why would you care about it?
More importantly, why would anyone try to force you to partake in their ceremonies if you’re not a member of their faith?
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