I know some folks that just enjoy being ticked off during the holidays, but honestly – it doesn’t bother me if someone says “Happy Holidays” to me, or if TV stations use that phrase, or whoever really. It’s not offensive to me, it doesn’t harm my belief system, and I’m confident that Baby Jesus isn’t the least bit upset by it. I refuse to believe that the God of the universe gets upset over such mundane things as whether or not someone says Merry Christmas. Truthfully, in today’s society Christmas is more about Black Friday now than it is about the Christ child’s birth. And no I’m not saying it should be – but realistically, it is. So everyone just please chill out.
Starbucks has a red cup for the holidays and people are all in a flutter about whether or not it means that Starbucks is hurting Baby Jesus. It’s okay, folks. People will do what they do and say what they say. It’s not like everyone is going to stop being immoral and become HOLY for the holidays – that’s not where we are in our culture today. I think that if you want to bring Christ back into Christmas, the first thing you ought to do is start taking your family to church more than once or twice a year.
That would be something tangible and make a big difference. But getting upset over the red cup at Starbucks? I’ve actually seen people saying that they are not going to go to Starbucks anymore because of the red cup, and that’s just ridiculous. Go! Go to Starbucks and be defiant and tell the cashier, “Merry Christmas, darn it!” or whatever… maybe leave the ‘darn it’ out if you prefer.
But anyway, Happy Holidays you heathens.