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An Open Letter to My Christian Friends

It’s that time of year where all over the internet, there are assertions that the only acceptable greeting is “Merry Christmas” and that anyone who doesn’t agree is a horrible person. There’s even a photo this year that says we should just leave the US entirely.

I can’t help but think that it’s a terribly un-Christian thing to say. As the bracelet says, WWJD – What would Jesus do? My guess is that he’d follow the golden rule (That’s Matthew 7:12, for those following along in your Bibles), which says, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

So, you know what that means? That means you ought to greet each and every person with a greeting appropriate to the holiday(s) they celebrate this time of year, if you want people to greet you with a greeting that honors your sacred day.

And then remember that the God, Gods, or Goddesses we worship (or choosing not to worship any of them) is enshrined in the US constitution, and there’s no religion test to be a US citizen.

And since I don’t know which holidays each of my readers celebrates, Happy Holidays to you and yours, no matter what holidays those might be.

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1 thought on “An Open Letter to My Christian Friends”

  1. and to you and yours. This frakking supposed “War on Christmas” has gotten on my last nerve.
    May you be able to bring Leaf home soon.

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