Monday, December 10, 2007

Are We "Daft" in the U.S.?

A fascinating article describes how Brits choose to deal with religious diversity in their country when it comes to celebrating Christmas. According to the article,

Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims joined Britain's equality watchdog on Monday in urging Britons to enjoy Christmas without worrying about offending non-Christians.
"It's time to stop being daft about Christmas. It's fine to celebrate and it's fine for Christ to be star of the show," said Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

With so much nonsense about whether it's okay for the school choir to sing a Christmas song about Christmas, or if the HOA should allow homeowners to post a Christmas message on their front lawn, it's refreshing to know there exists some sanity in the world about celebrating religious holidays.


Sirocco said...

I think we are daft about it. Regardless of my personal beliefs, if someone wishes me Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Holidays or whatever, I just accept it in the manner intended and return a cheerful greeting in the same vein.

Some people just look for excuses to be offended.

Sirocco said...


Apropos of nothing, have you decided yet whether you are using public financing, or are you going the fund-raising approach?

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