chris'corner: December 2009

Should you be "politically correct" during this "Christmas" season?

At this time of year, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. There might be those among us that argue that December 25th was probably not the actual birthday of Jesus Christ, that He was probably born in March or perhaps even early summer... That may (or may not) be true, but does it really matter?

December 25th is a day we (Christians) set aside and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

I always wish people a "Merry Christmas" and possibly a "Happy New Year".  I personally am not comfortable with the generic "Happy Holidays"...

I recognize that other people of other faiths might also be celebrating other occasions and/or festivals:
Masa;il, Sharaf, Muharram, Ashura, Chanakah, Tohji-taisai, Yule, the death anniversary of Zarathustra, Gahambar Maidyarem, and Kwanzaa are some that I know about.  I apologize if I have spelled any incorrectly or missed a date that is important to someone...

If I know someone is of another faith, and especially if I know that person is practicing that faith, then I will go out of my way to acknowledge the day and/or occassion to that person, and in honour of my faith, I will also wish them a "Merry Christmas"...

Am I wrong? what are your thoughts on this subject?

While doing some research for this post, I found an interesting site:
Interfaith Calendar

Links to other topical posts for this Christmas Season:
Help Save Our Planet this Christmas
Fire Safety Tips for this Christmas Season
Christmas in Niagara Falls
Christmas Family Adventure (GTA)
Ride the Santa Express (South Simcoe)
Christmas Shopping (humour)
Send a message from Santa to someone you love

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