This is actually something that has been bothering me for a few weeks now but I couldn't find any words eloquent enough to express how I felt about it.
For you fellow Facebookers out there, I'm pretty sure you've come across this little gem as of late:
I am sick and tired of every year when CHRISTMAS comes around, there are people who want to take CHRIST out of CHRISTMAS. It might offend someone. Well how about all of the CHRISTIANS? What about offending us because you are taking our CHRIST out of CHRISTMAS!?!? CHRIST IS CHRISTMAS!!! If you aren't celebrating CHRIST then why are you celebrating? CHRISTMAS is about the birth of our SAVIOR! CHRISTMAS is one of a few holidays left that celebrate my CHRIST! Leave my holiday alone!!! And tell everyone MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holidays! Repost if your not ashamed.
This little declaration caused quite a stir on the wall of a "friend" mine, resulting in 42 comments and a lot of tension.
My response? Christ is not the "reason for the season" and Christians do not "own" Christmas as a holiday. Plain and simple. Whether it be "Merry Christmas", "Happy Holidays" or "Happy Winter" - say what you want and everyone else can get the hell over it.