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It’s Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays

December 30. 2013 2:45PM
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More and more each year I see a trend on the part of retail merchants to treat the Christmas season with utter disregard for the religious aspect of this holiday. Their excuse is that they don’t want to offend persons of faiths other than Christianity.

In view of the fact that our country was founded by Christians and that the vast majority of Americans are practicing Christians or identify with Christianity, it seems to me that it would behoove these merchants to consider the number of people they are offending by their disrespect for the feelings of those of us who are of the Christian faith.

Personally I would rather be wished a “Merry Christmas” than a “Happy Holiday” and I will spend my dollars accordingly.

If you agree you may want to do the same.

— Dillon Staas, Lima

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