Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Happy Generic Holidays

The Santa Monica Daily Press asks:
"Should businesses and communities try to encompass all religious beliefs by using general slogans like "Happy Holidays" or is it fine to appeal to the majority with tidings of "Merry Christmas"?

Well, as an atheist, I have no problem with the Christmas season and Christmas greetings as long as they CONTINUE to have nothing to do with Christianity. After all, it was the pagan winter solstice celebrations -- getting drunk and exchanging gifts -- that long predated Christianity's usurping of the holidays.

BTW, "holiday" means "holy day", so a better greeting would be "happy celebrations" or "happy solstice".