The “Happy Holidays” Fight

When I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, it was the birth of political correctness. We learned to try to include everyone, appreciate diversity, and be sensitive to other's feelings in our words. Shopkeepers who used to say "merry Christmas" to all the people in the store began to replace it with "happy Holidays" to include more people.I still think that's a great thing.Today there is a backlash against political correctness. Why can't we say what we mean? Why do we have to censor our … [Read more...]

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Hindus and Christmas

There are many, many Hindus who don't feel defensive about the holidays of other religions and happily join in celebrations for any festival. It is often said that Indians love to celebrate and will participate in any holiday that's available!It strikes me that you must be really secure and confident in your religion to be able to embrace and enjoy the holidays of other religions. I strive to be that way.For me it's hit or miss. Each year around Christmas is different for me. Some … [Read more...]

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Christmas is a Problem

I kind of hate to confess this. Particularly since I'm just now getting to know some of you. But the truth is: I have a problem with Christmas.December in America is a tough time for me.A lot of people don't understand that. They say Christmas has become so secularized that it isn't a religious holiday anymore, just a cultural ones. If that were true, it might be okay, but there's a lot of Christians who are upset about the commercialization of their holiday and upset that the religious m … [Read more...]

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