It’s something we say to most people this time of year; “Merry Christmas” and most normal people understand that it’s more than a religious greeting, it’s wishing someone well. Or perhaps you say “Happy Chanukah” to someone you know is Jewish. Either way, whether you’re part of the group or not, you don’t take offense, quite the contrary, you may feel good vibrations from someone wishing you well.
But a University professor, presumably with too much time on her hands, thinks that wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” is exclusive and has a ‘better’ suggestion. According to The Blaze:
The professor, Terri Susan Fine, argued in an editorial published in UCF Today that “we show cultural insensitivity both by equating one major holiday with a minor holiday and failing to recognize that diversity includes those who celebrate neither holiday.”
When you say “merry Christmas” or “happy Chanukah,” you’re not being “inclusive” enough, according to Fine.
“I would suggest that we take a new approach that observes ‘the holidays’ we all have on our calendars, no matter our religion,” she wrote. My friends and I wish each other a
‘Happy Federal Holiday.’”
Fine explains her rationale:
Happy Federal what? Because the U.S. government in some cases and the state government in others have identified certain days during the year as state and federal holidays, including those that fall during the late fall and winter season – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day –we have no choice but to observe these holidays whether we want to or not.
Most everyone is included and no one is excluded no matter their religious beliefs or practices. The banks are closed, along with post offices, local, state and federal government offices, and state institutions such as UCF. As long as we live in the United States, these federal and state holidays impact us equally so we might as well celebrate them equally, too.
You can read the entire editorial here.
Wow, can you imagine wishing each other “Happy Federal Day?” George Orwell might be proud and copy that idea for the sequel to the book “1984.” It fits in the “you can’t make this stuff up” category of liberal absurdism.
Perhaps Liberals forget this country was founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and that our common law descends from Natural Law derived from the Ten Commandments. That’s the problem this time of year, too many liberals trying to take “Christ” out of Christmas.
What do you think? Will you be wishing anyone a “Happy Federal Day” anytime soon? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.