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3 years 31 weeks ago, 7:46 AM

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Dare We Say Christmas?

I am so sick of the political correctness that has infected Christmas in America. It’s like the word “Christmas” is a dirty four-letter word these days. Pay attention to any of the “holiday” advertisements. See how many actually mention the word Christmas. I promise it won’t be many, if any at all!

I don’t understand this. Isn’t Christ the whole reason behind the Christmas celebration? So, why does everyone feel like they have to walk on eggshells when referencing December 25? In case anyone is wondering, the majority of Americans are still Christians. So, frankly, if people are offended by the word Christmas, that’s a problem that they should just have to deal with!

Most retailers are scared to death to mention the word Christmas in fear of offending a potential shopper or two. To those retailers, I’ve got news for you; you’re offending the majority of your potential shoppers when you practice political correctness. When I make a purchase and the cashier wishes me Happy Holidays, I make sure that I respond, “And you have a Merry Christmas as well”. And if I’m in jolly mood, I’ll sing them the chorus to O’ Come O’ Ye Faithful….

O’ come let us adore Him,
O’ come let us adore Him,
O’ come let us adore Him!
Christ The Lord.

If they get offended, they can kiss my Christmas-carolin’ ass.

You gotta love the public schools too. Several years ago, not surprising, they caved into political correctness too. The traditional Christmas break is now called the “winter holiday”. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the customary “Christmas play” can not have any Christmas songs that reference Christ. You know, songs like Away in the Manger, Silent Night, Hark The Herald Angels, etc. Nowadays, the only ones that are permitted are PC-approved songs like Frosty The Sensitive Snowman and Rudolf The Yellow-Bellied Reindeer. In places like California, you might even hear the fun-filled, Grandma Got Run Over By A Prius. Or perhaps you’ll be blessed with the slightly edited Bing Crosby classic, (I'm Dreaming of a) White Non-Denominational Holiday.

And employers are no different. Even though the overwhelming majority of their employees are Christians, most companies will not dare mention the word Christmas. No more company Christmas parties. We are now invited to “Holiday get-togethers”. What are companies afraid of? Can someone possibly sue because they’re offended by the word Christmas? I’m almost afraid to ask that question!

I have to wonder if Christmas will one day be abolished altogether. It seems we’re heading in that direction. Hey, maybe it will be replaced with an all-inclusive, non-discriminating holiday like Kwanzaa!

If I had a dime for every time I’ve been offended, I’d have more money than Tiger Woods’ ex-wife! When I’m offended, I deal with it and move on. OK, maybe I rant a little. But I don’t expect anyone to change on my behalf. People in this country need to loosen up! I find it ironic that those who claim to be the most “tolerant” are the same ones who seem to be the easiest to offend. I guess open-mindedness only works when it fits their agenda?

To anyone that may have been offended by any of this, I sincerely wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Hope you enjoyed this read, It is by a very talented writer, My wife's nephew,
Ken Wilson. You all, take care & be safe, & have a Merry Christmas. Larry & Lisa

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 7:55 AM

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Merry Christmas

Thanks Larry. I've felt that way for a long time, I just couldn't relay the sentiment as "gently" as Ken did.

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 8:02 AM

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Hear ya Vaq

Ken is a very good writer, he does a good bit of stuff for many East Coast papers. We agree with him all the way on this one
& make it a point to say "Merry Christmas" I keep waiting for someone to say anything to me about it, but nothing yet??
Yea, Ken is sort of like me, he is about as gentle as a pissed off pit bull???

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 9:49 AM

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Thank you Ken

Well written, I fell the same but couldnt say that well

3 years 31 weeks ago, 9:59 AM

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Happy Festivus !!!!!

I get so sick of all of the PC bullshit nowadays, at least Utah isn't as bad as some places.

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 10:28 AM

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Hey hamp

isn't Utah like mormon central. How many wives do you have

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 10:33 AM

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Yes it is,

three, one wife and two ex's...LOL!

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 10:39 AM

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Why Hamp

You live in utah couldn't you just stay married to the two ex's. HAHAHA

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 10:48 AM

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I can't imagine

why anyone in their right mind would want to be married to more than one woman, it's bad enough being bitched at by one...lol! There aren't too many Polygamists left in Utah, they have moved to TX and I know of a clan of them in Colorado city AZ.

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3 years 31 weeks ago, 12:19 AM

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i was looking for your morning geezer post so that we wouldn't mess with the other thread to much.. guessing you got that pm.. yep cold, and backs a mess.. great read on this post.. talk to you later..doing this quick so i can catch you before you get off.

sounded like Larry was "outa here" so i threw that up pretty quick.. have a quick comment on Kens statement above.. couple days ago we watched a made for TV movie on hallmark channel.. Word to the wise, as you age, Hallmark is much easier to watch, and yep a bit to "sugery" but good stuff..

Anway this was a show about Christmas.. 2 hr production.. Not once was Christs name mentioned in it.. or a cross seen.. kept waiting.. Great and good value story, but come on.. Christmas.. they could have used the saviours name.. or at least shown a cross.. Ultimate PC stuff..

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