[Histonet] Happy or Merry Christmas.
asmith <@t> mail.barry.edu
Mon Dec 26 09:26:10 CST 2005
"Happy Holidays," is simply an attempt to be inclusive. To strangers, I
say, "Happy Holidays." To those I know are Christian, or to strangers who
wish me a Merry Christmas, I say, "Merry Christmas." To Jewish friends, I
say, "Happy Hanukkah." I also ask my Muslim teaching assistant when Ramadan
starts so that I know when to say, "Ramadan Mobarak!" to my Muslim students.
For my Baha'i friends, I wait until the 21st of March to wish them a happy
Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida 33161
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Bryan
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2005 2:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Happy or Merry Christmas.
Strange isn't it? The message was, as far as I recall, "Peace on earth,
goodwill toward men" What a pity some can't show it! Snide remarks because
someone expresses a wish for happiness within some other tradition than
Christmas? That is nonsense, and completely unchristian. Good wishes
should be accepted for what they are - a spiritual wish or blessing. As a
committed atheist I accept them as such, so thank you all.
Happy Holidays - Christmas, Yule, Saturnalia, Solstice, Hanukkah and a
myriad of other midwinter celebrations ancient and modern.
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