Joined: 22 May 2009
I've heard that some people get offended if
someone says "Merry Christmas", because they aren't Christians so people should say
"Happy Holidays" instead.The whole "Merry Christmas thing offends me because I'm not Christian", that to me
comes across as incredibly rude and that they're incredibly stupid to be sensitive over
that. I'm no longer a Christian, but it's nice to share and join in religious occasions
with others. I'm not sure what meaning they came up with to "Merry Christmas" that makes
it so offensive to them, but honestly what the hell?
To me that's saying "I love you" that's replied with "I hate you".
At the same time, I've heard other people that think being
politically correct is stupid and become just as offended if someone says "Happy
Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas".That is just as rude. It's exactly like saying Merry Christmas. As long as they don't say
"Merry Christmas offends me, say Happy Holidays instead," It's not rude to say Happy
I'm not a fan of political correctness. It's made a majority of people use this to their
advantage and act like a bunch of dickheaded kindergardeners. As a result the rest of us
are walking through eggshells so not to "offend them".
"oh boo hoo, a man said a bad word to me today and it offended me so you must tell him
off for me"
"oh boo hoo, I saw a programme on television that offended me you must ban it"
Of course, if you were being violently abused verbally, emotionally or physically or if
someone was extremely slandering a certain group(s) then of course by all means take
action, but if it's something stupidly small like "oh, that packaging is racist because it
has a coloured man on it and he is holding a plunger therefore it he's a plumber which is
a working class job which means they're saying he's a slave. It may offend a coloured
As if a person, other than them, would see that small detail and feel offended by it.
Being politically correct. Stupid or not stupid?Stupid when taken a tad too far.
Also, as an atheist surrounded by mostly Christian people, there are alot of times when
I'm not sure what the most polite thing to do is. All my Christian relatives know I am an
atheist, and they accept that as a personal choice on my part, but if I say, go to a
Christian wedding, is it more polite to join in prayers or to excuse myself from them?If they accept that you are an athiest, then they may understand if you don't pray along,
but if you do I suppose that they would appreciate that you're willing to take part.
Whenever I've been in this situation, I've always opted for "praying with them" because my
concience says it's polite to. So, what I say to that is just so what you feel is right to