So I had a sort-of tongue in cheek conversation with a colleague at work who will not be taking off work for Christmas. We’re in the middle of a crunch as usual so I mentioned to her how useful it was to have “… a mix of cultures on a team to diversify against secularized pseudo religious holidays. ;)”.
She was amused by my loaded fake-political correctness. I thought I’d share my response.
To my family Christmas is a religious holiday (presents are good too!), but in our free society it’s unacceptable for businesses to cater to the needs of any particular religious belief, right? I think this is both fair and appropriate. So why is it that the 24th and 25th are holidays in the US (and at Sensis)? Well it must be because the non-Christian/secular world figures “why fight a holiday” and takes the days off. I suppose at one time (perhaps even now) active practicing Christians were the majority in the US. Now “Christian” has been hijacked by the conservative-fundamentalist-Jerry Falwell-red-state-wack-jobs and I’m almost ashamed to admit my affiliation.
In any case, please don’t be offended if I wish you a Merry Christmas. I don’t mean to imply that you have to celebrate Christmas, but that I am and I want all to share the joy of the day.
So Merry Christmas.