By Tom Quiner
This isn’t a holiday season. It’s the Christmas season.
Leftists have now stigmatized the utterance of the phrase “Merry Christmas”, suggesting it makes non-Christians feel uncomfortable.
They’re not being honest.
They’re using that as an excuse to accelerate the secularization of this Christian nation. As Judeo-Christian influence declines, the power of liberal elites increases.
A proud Jew weighed in on the debate. Radio talk show host, Dennis Prager, said that not only does he not have a problem being told “Merry Christmas,” he encourages Americans of all stripes to bestow the well-intentioned greeting:
“… even if Christmas weren’t a national holiday, I would want companies to have Christmas parties, schools to continue to have Christmas vacations, and pilots to wish their passengers “Merry Christmas.” Just because I don’t personally celebrate Christmas, why would I want to drop the word “Christmas” from public discourse when Christmas is celebrated by 90 percent of my fellow Americans?
It borders on the misanthropic, not to mention mean-spirited, to want to deny nearly all of your fellow citizens the joy of having their Christmas parties called Christmas parties or force them to replace “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays.” A majority-Christian country that treats non-Christians so well deserves better.
Narcissism, misanthropy, meanness and ingratitude. That’s what the leftist campaign against “Merry Christmas” and “Christmas parties” boils down to.
So, say “Merry Christmas” and “Christmas party.” If you don’t, you’re not “inclusive.” You’re letting the real-life Grinches win.”
So Quiner’s Diner readers, have yourself a merry little Christmas!