It seems that I am hearing more and more about the “war on Christianity” combined with the “War on Christmas”, despite my best efforts. Last time I checked, war involved physical violence or the threat of physical violence or oppression….I’m beginning to believe that this “War” is something that Fox News made up so they can have something else to blame Obama for. There is a huge difference between criticism of a religion and attempting to take away someones right to practice their religion..Huge. It’s quite annoying when any group challenges anything that has to do with the separation of Church and State..Christians that love Fox News freak out. Well…unless someone proposed swearing on a Quran instead of a Bible in court, or putting in Allah we trust on money…then the -ist Christians would go all “Revelations”. For clarification by “ist” Christians I mean …..Christians who are racist, and or sexist ,and or homophobic.
If anything it’s the opposite, some Christians are openly spewing ignorant, intolerant words loud and proud..then when they are criticized for it..it’s an attack on their religious beliefs. Then more of the ignorant, intolerant Christians flock to defend these people instead of defending the fundamental connections that binds us all together. We are all human, no one should be ostracized for something that they cannot help and that is not infringing on anyone else’s safety. I find it appalling….and it is one of the reason’s I do not care for Christianity or most religion in general.
As someone who is Atheist, Agnostic Atheist to be specific..I still celebrate Christmas because I enjoy it as a time to be with my family and a reminder to tell the people that I love, that I love their presence in my life; with that I will say Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year. If someone chooses so say happy holidays or merry Christmas (I use both often) I will accept and appreciate your well wishes and hope others will do the same. Let’s make 2014 better for human kind, animal kind and this bright, beautiful precious planet that we live on.