While thinking at work last night, I have decided that this Christmas, I am going with the attitude of “So what?” Now you’re saying to yourself: "How odd of you Terry, devout man that you are, to take the attitude of ‘so what’ to such an important day."
Lean close, and I’ll explain this method to my madness.
In the coming days and weeks, I’m going to wax philosophically about the holiday of Christmas, a holiday that means more to me than most, because not only is it the day on which I celebrate my faith’s belief that the son of God was born, but it is also the day my son was born.
The first on my list of waxing is the debate over some companies instructing their employees to wish people “happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” so as not to offend some customers.
To this I say “so what?” So the owner of some company I don’t own believes different than I do and wants his employees to wish people to have a happy holiday. I think that’s okay and not something to cause a ruckus over. Really, to me, how can this be a bad thing? My sons and daughter believe different than I do and I don’t love them less.
There are a lot of religions in the world. There are many religious people -- Jews, Jehovah Witnesses, Hindus, Muslims -- who don’t celebrate Christmas and there’s nothing wrong with that. If the owner of a company has a faith that doesn’t celebrate Christmas or even no faith at all, I say that person has the right to instruct his employees to wish others “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and when someone starts raising the ruckus about it, I look them right in the eye and say “So what?”