What do I mean when I wish someone a Merry Christmas?
Posted 12-15-2011 at 02:18 PM by lauriebear
I posted in a forum here Atheists Amongst Us?” It is a poll, and it now has me thinking, what do I mean when I wish someone a Merry Christmas? Do I push my beliefs on others? While I wish I could say no, I wonder now, in my own way, by saying Merry Christmas am I pushing my belief? I feel very strongly about Christmas, and what it means to me. In my Church we do not “show” the baby Jesus until Mid-Night Christmas Morning, the manger right now as we speak is empty, the Baby will not be place in it until the afore mentioned time. I believe God gave us his only son to help lead us though darkness, I believe in Mary and Joseph and the long journey they took, as well as the three wise men. I also believe in Santa and all the magic of this season. I believe because I choose to believe, I would hate to think I pushed my views, but I will state here and now, I believe and will always believe. I also do questions those who say they do not believe, I do not come out and question but in my head I do, I ask myself why don’t they believe? But I have learned that everyone has a choice weather to believe in something or nothing at all, but it is just that a personal choice. I understand that it takes all different kinds of opinions and thoughts to make up this world. We all need to respect each other, so when I say Merry Christmas to a non-believer I am not insulting them, I do not mean offence, nor do I mean to push my beliefs, I simply am wishing them happiness, health, and good will. Years ago I took a stand against saying Happy Holiday’s (I was much younger, less understanding, but alas with age comes much understanding). I still tend to say Merry Christmas, but now I do not get upset when someone wishes me Happy Holiday’s, I know that they are not saying to be the awful statement P.C. they are really wishing me happiness, health, and good will. I choose to celebrate Christmas honoring God, Jesus, Joseph, and Mary, etc. I honor those who celebrate for non-religious beliefs, and/or traditional values. I believe that everyone should be allowed to celebrate in their own way, whit their own beliefs. I think we all need to embrace these differences, it helps us all to grow and learn. I will admit this now, and hope that I do not turn any of my MMC friends against me, but there was a time I thought only people who believed in God should celebrate Christmas, I have learned that is not so, goodness God would never begrudge anyone so who am I begrudging someone joy of the season. I have learned, opened my mind, and heart to the understanding the Christmas is more than just a season, and I embrace anyone who wishes to join in to celebrate. So tonight I will raise my glass to all of you and wish you a very Merry Christmas, may all your dreams and wishes be fulfilled.
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Posted 12-16-2011 at 02:40 AM by caninemom3
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