Its almost Christmas! It seems pretty much the rest of the USA and Canada is covered under a pile of snow and this is one year where I oddly don't miss it.
A friend mentioned that many people don't wish others a 'Merry Christmas' here because they won't want to offend someone who isn't Christian. I think this is somewhat silly. A simple wish of merriment is not a religious imposition and as someone who isn't Christian I wouldn't be offended if someone wished me a 'Merry Christmas', in fact I say it to others. For that matter, I wouldn't be offended if someone wished me a Happy Hanukkah, Happy Diwali, or any other wish of merriment. I live in a state where the majority have decided to have their religious beliefs influence their morality and then have imposed that morality to deprive a minority group from having their commitment to their loved one be unrecognized. In comparison, two words of a friendly wish isn't anywhere near a religious imposition. So a Merry Christmas to all the Christians out there, hope you find the coming days spiritually fulfilling. And a Merry Christmas to all those non-Christians, hope you enjoy the holidays and have time to spend it with friends and family!
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