Question Safer to say "Happy Holidays"

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    I was curious if it was safer to say happy holidays than stuff like "Merry Christmas" Yes I know is christmas, is a holiday, people celebrate it, but not everyone does, for various personal reasons like cultural customs, religion and other purposes, so is still okay to say that to people especially in general public, or just keep it "Happy Holidays" Less specific? Of course the goal here is to not offend anyone.:unsure:
     


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    It was never about not offending anyone. The reason some people choose to say 'Happy Holidays' is that they accept that not everyone celebrates Christian festivals but want to wish them well all the same.
     
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    how is wishing someone happy christmas when they dont celebrate it deemed offensive.. at best its a misunderstanding,
     
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    bah, i'll say Merry Christmas anyway . they don't worry about offending me with what they say, so why should I do the same, take muslims for example, they publicly celebrate their holidays here without caring who they offend, why should I worry if I offend them by celebrating what I believe in ?
     
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    I'm just going to say Merry Christmas.
    If you're offended, fuck you.
    I'm only trying to be nice.
     
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    Merry Christmas is fine to say.
     
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    I am a grumpy Athiest. I still say Merry Christmas :-P
     
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    Though I might be happier if you wished me a a good yuletide or Saturnalia I can safely say anybody that is offended by you saying merry Christmas is probably not worth the effort. In fact were they to start correcting me I would probably say "don't be a miserable cunt" just to seal the deal.

    Also why are we in site discussions?
     
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    What holidays do Muslims (or Jews, or Christians) celebrate that could possibly offend anyone?...
     
  11. lcie nimbus

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    beats me , they just celebrate theirs I celebrate mine .
     
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    PC culture is going too far. If someone actually gets offended at someone trying to be nice and wish them a Merry Christmas, then shame on that thin-skinned SJW. We all celebrate different holidays depending on our religion, but why should we have to walk on eggshells trying not to trigger people with well wishing? If someone comes up to me and says "Happy Hanukkah!" I'll smile back and say the same to them, even if I don't celebrate it. I'm not going to get angry at them for not magically knowing I celebrate Christmas as a Christian. Who has the time to be offended by such things?
     
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    Merry Christmas! That's today! The 25th of December. Always has been. So, Merry fucking Christmas!
     
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    Why bring it up then? XD
     
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    it happens here, I don't care what holidays they celebrate , I just did it as a statement , they don't care who they offend , why should I ?
     
  16. shahanshah

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    Oh my god, no one is offended by this but white people, give it a rest
     
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    Every mass greeting and holiday well-wishing comes with a huge unspoken "to whom it may concern" attached.
     
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    I generally say "Happy Holidays" anyway out of habit, but if someone gets legitimately upset at me for wishing them a "Merry Christmas", they weren't going to have a happy holiday anyway.
     
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    Specifically rich white teenage girls but I digress
     
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    it would be more encompassing, if it wasn't for the retards being all 'ITS JESUS' BIRTHDAY YOU UNAMERICAL PIECE OF SHIT'

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    it doesn't if it's specifically aimed at singular persons