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To: Gopher Broke

I am so sick of this.
There are multiple holidays and the use of the phrase “Happy Holidays” is not necessarily anti-Christmas. On this particular issue I part company with the AFA. I think their stance on this issue is divisive and makes Christians look petty and ignorant.
Hannukah is a legitimate holiday that involves the giving of gifts too.
This Christian has no problem with “Happy Holidays”.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 11:17:02 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Wiser now
This Christian has no problem with “Happy Holidays”.

I too do not have a problem with Happy Holidays --- I believe it was derived from Happy Holy Days, but I could be wrong.

What I have a problem with really is when they are 100% against Christmas, or Hannukah, etc. And want to have whatever they want at the expense of what I want. That is what irks me.

I have Jewish friends that wish me a Merry Christmas and I will them a Happy Hannukah. I could easily wish them Happy Holidays as their holiday is a Holy Day for them.

8 posted on 11/19/2012 11:22:08 AM PST by coder2
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To: Wiser now

Agreed. This Christian has no problems with wishing folks happy holidays. I am reluctant myself to wish folks a Merry Christmas if I don’t know that they celebrate. Saying “Happy Holidays” is not anti-Christmas or anti-Christian. I do wish everybody in this country and the world did celebrate Christmas.


9 posted on 11/19/2012 11:22:55 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Wiser now
I have always both terms..."Happy Holidays" and "Merry Christmas". For me "Happy Holidays" incorporates Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

However, a few years ago it did seem like many companies were going out of their way to erase "Christmas" where it had before been used.

I haven't noticed that as much lately.

15 posted on 11/19/2012 11:33:08 AM PST by what's up
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To: Wiser now

As a sun belt dweller I’ve never really understood the whole thing. Nobody ever gives any form of holiday greeting here until the actual day, because our “winter” weather makes it tough to remember it’s the holiday season. Really, it’s gonna be 80 on Thanksgiving, and with a little luck will stay like that through the rest of the year. Who can remember to say “merry Christmas” in t-shirt weather?


19 posted on 11/19/2012 11:48:04 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: Wiser now
This Christian has no problem with “Happy Holidays”.

hear, hear! i am with you on this... i don't really expect anyone to wish me a Merry Christmas on any day other than Christmas day... i like Happy Holidays... it fits with this season of several holidays... i also like Season's Greetings...

however, i absolutely do not accept holiday tree--it is Christmas tree... on the other hand, i am not at all offended by "Xmas" because i know the meaning of the symbol "X"... call me another Xian who has no problem with "Happy Holidays."

26 posted on 11/19/2012 12:08:08 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Wiser now
Hannukah is a legitimate holiday

Many Jews have no problem with "Merry Christmas" in a country that is/was predominately Christian.

27 posted on 11/19/2012 12:10:58 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Wiser now; wagglebee; P-Marlowe
On this particular issue I part company with the AFA. I think their stance on this issue is divisive and makes Christians look petty and ignorant.

It's the Christmas season. It's our culture. We exist, too, and the brainwashing involved in getting folks to think "Happy Holidays" is, imho, an "anti-Christian culture" initiative.

From Advent (anticipating the coming of the Lord) through Christmas (celebrating the coming of the Lord) is, given the year, in the neighborhood of 40 days long. It is always the 4 Sundays preceding Christmas and the 12 days of Christmas. It's been that way throughout our Christian culture for centuries.

Hannukah is an 8 days celebration based on a lunar calendar that could go from late November to early December. This year it's from the 8th-15th of December.

Is it the basis of all these traditions you see in our culture? Does it inform Santa Claus (St Nicholas), mangers, wise men, in any way whatsoever? No. It does not.

This cultural celebration is about Christmas. The traditions are founded in Christianity and the Christmas story.

Refusing to permit employees to say Merry Christmas, to have "holiday trees", holiday lights, holiday cards, and on an on is pure opposition to our Christian culture and an unwillingness to acknowledge our presence, all of which is part of a brain-washing program.

29 posted on 11/19/2012 12:17:49 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Wiser now

I spend my Christmas money on Christmas presents to give to people at Christmas and if some can;t say that then they don;t take my money.

Simple.

I see all the time Hannukah mentioned, I see other holidays mentioned.
Christmas is a federal holiday, if one wants ot be a gringe then so be it but they do not get my money.


50 posted on 11/19/2012 1:24:50 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Wiser now

If you have no problem with those who refuse to say Christmas then you are in the limp-wristed minority on that one - at least on FR. We could all do without your preaching about it as well.


62 posted on 11/19/2012 1:52:38 PM PST by ohioman
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To: Wiser now
>> I am so sick of this. There are multiple holidays and the use of the phrase “Happy Holidays” is not necessarily anti-Christmas. On this particular issue I part company with the AFA. I think their stance on this issue is divisive and makes Christians look petty and ignorant. Hannukah is a legitimate holiday that involves the giving of gifts too. This Christian has no problem with “Happy Holidays”. <<

So you wouldn't have a problem if Isreali companies routinely censored the word "Yom Kippur" and replaced it with "autumn holidays", out of respect for the "non-Jewish" people living in Isreal?

82 posted on 11/19/2012 2:17:46 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Wiser now

Ditto


88 posted on 11/19/2012 2:40:19 PM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: Wiser now

The post holiday sales begin December 26th, NOT January 2nd.

What, New Year’s is NOT among the “holiday season” holidays? Give me a break already.


105 posted on 11/20/2012 6:46:37 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Wiser now
As a Christian, I have a difficult time with Christmas, since it is a proven fact that this is not the birthdate of Jesus. It has been the celebrated birthdates of sixteen false Messiahs, Dionysus, Krishna, Attis etc.

Jesus was born in the Fall as can be proven Biblically by the events surrounding the birth time of John the Baptist. Only the false Messiahs have a December 25 birthday. So I am very conflicted at this time of the year about saying Merry Christmas because that is endorsing the Satanic lie that the church has perpetuated.
Now, before any or all of you jump on me, please read about all of this at http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2011/07/copyright-double-portion-inheritance_20.html
After you have read the information that can be found in any Encyclopedia as historical fact, then let's talk.

119 posted on 12/15/2012 7:39:29 AM PST by ladyL
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