Do you think Merry Christmas is offensive?

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Do you think Merry Christmas is offensive?

Zandrock Zandrock
Do you think it is offensive to say Merry Christmas and that everyone should say Happy Holidays? I do not think it is, as long as you are not being over bearing and forcing it on someone I think everyone should be entitled to say whatever they want. What do you think?
11/15/2012
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Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
i don't think it's offensive. people who celebrate the jewish holidays have a whole week, we only have one day to say it! haha
11/15/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I say Merry Christmas that is my believe I don't care to hear Happy Holidays but to each their own. If someone tells me Happy Holidays I reply back with Merry Christmas
11/15/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I don't usually get offended by words. I prefer Happy Holidays, but people can say whatever they want.
11/15/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I don't find Merry Christmas offensive. People can say whatever they choose.
11/15/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I don't find it offensive (but I'm Christian, so it wouldn't bother me in the first place). That being said, I think everyone should be able to say whatever they want, as long as they say it with sincerity. If my Jewish friends wished me a Happy Hanukkah, I certainly wouldn't be offended, and wish them the same in return. I have many family and friends that are of a variety of religions, and if they sent me their best wishes for their holidays, I'd do the same. I don't find it offensive as long as it is sincere. Say what you are going to say, but mean it.

Besides, the whole idea of saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" kind of baffles me. It was always my understanding that "Happy Holidays" was a shortened form of "Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year."
11/15/2012
angel42539 angel42539
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Originally posted by Zandrock
Do you think it is offensive to say Merry Christmas and that everyone should say Happy Holidays? I do not think it is, as long as you are not being over bearing and forcing it on someone I think everyone should be entitled to say whatever they want. ...
I agree with you,I always say Merry Christmas and always have.
11/15/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
I celebrate Christmas so I don't find it offensive but I do say Happy Holidays to most people if I am unsure.
11/15/2012
Sera26 Sera26
I am atheist but I don't find it offensive. I think that it can just be interpreted as a nice greeting even for those who don't celebrate. I celebrate because I love many aspects of it, including family time.
11/15/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I usually use "Happy Holidays" because I'm lazy. As long as it's a warm greeting, only a jerk would take offense.
11/15/2012
Ex-prude Ex-prude
I don't think it's offensive, but that's just because I grew up with it. I am kind of irked when people make it a point to say it rather than happy holidays, though. Just like I don't like it when people try to force their religious beliefs on me.
11/15/2012
Voir Voir
No, everyone has their own beliefs but it is just another well-wishing method, it is like debating 'hey' or 'hello'. Christmas is an illegitimate holiday anyway considering the whole "birth of jesus" part is bull since he wasn't born on the 25th and it is simply a conversion of what was once known as yule, started by the catholic church in effort to convert pagans. Easter is another holiday that doesn't fall on it's original time frame and whose practices are yet again based off old pagan traditions.

Christmas was born from folklore most people have in their history. If someone really wants to get up in arms about it then they really aren't worth the time to talk to because obviously they can't respect differences of opinion, especially if you do not know that person or their beliefs.
11/15/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Say happy whatever holiday you believe in. That's what it means to you. The fact that it's Christmas isn't really offensive because you don't believe in it
11/15/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I say it, so I'm obviously not offended by it.
11/15/2012
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
I'm not offended by it at all. I'm also not offended when people say Happy Hanukkah or any other holidays.
11/15/2012
MrsHouseWife MrsHouseWife
I am not offended by Merry Christmas and use it in my personal life. At work we use happy holiday as we know our demographic is VERY multi-cultural, so we use it as a show of respect.
11/15/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
If people do get pissed over this saying, they need to have a egg nog and funking relax.
11/15/2012
meitman meitman
Not in the least. Some people just need to lighten up about words sometimes.
11/15/2012
js250 js250
Absolutely not!! I also don't get offended when wished Happy Hanukka from those who are Jewish.....We are all individuals and deserve respect for our separate beliefs.
11/16/2012
GONE! GONE!
No, and I'm not offended if people wish me a merry/happy any other holiday either. Even if I don't celebrate it, they mean well.
11/16/2012
cricket cricket
Nah people take things to seriously
11/16/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I prefer "Happy Fucking Whatever"
11/16/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by kitty1949
I prefer "Happy Fucking Whatever"
I'm using that from now on!
11/16/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I'm agnostic and don't really celebrate Christmas. However, I have a diverse group of friends of a variety of different religions and traditions. If I know the person I'll respond with the appropriate, "Merry Christmas," or "Happy Chanukah" or what have you. However, if I don't know the person personally, I'll use, "Have a happy holiday" or what have you.

I have only met one person who was offended when I said Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas and I frankly found it a bit ethnocentric.
11/16/2012
Pururin Pururin
I don't really think it's offensive, but I do find it a little annoying. I don't celebrate Christmas and I'm not Christian. Personally, if I have to say anything, I'll wish people happy holidays.
11/16/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Rod Ronald
If people do get pissed over this saying, they need to have a egg nog and funking relax.
Fuckin' A, man.

I'm so sick of this "walking on politically-correct eggshells" bullshit. We're diverse, people have their own ways of celebrating, it's a fecking salutation of good will no matter what direction it's coming from. Get the fuck over the nit-picking.
11/16/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I will not be offended if someone wishes me a happy holiday of their choice, regardless of whether I celebrate it. If someone wishes me a merry Christmas on Veteran's Day, however, I will give them a side eye.
11/16/2012
Kitka Kitka
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Originally posted by meitman
Not in the least. Some people just need to lighten up about words sometimes.
I agree with you, some folks just take things way too seriously sometimes. Just appreciate the fact that someone decided to take time out of their day to say something nice to you.
11/16/2012
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