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Are you offended when someone says HAPPY HOLIDAYS? If so, why?

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Nurse maybe you need one of your "strawmen" to read your post to you. As typical you always only see one side of any issue as it applies against the correct views of others.
You don't let anyone offend you without comment but think others should. The only strawmen in these posts are your replies... as usual.
---Elder on 1/2/12

candice, Not in the Holy Scripture anywhere, but only in lie does it say Christ was born any other time than on December 25, on Christmas day. Therefore it is truly said that God will send sinners a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but instead had pleasure in unrighteousness.
---Eloy on 12/31/11

Elder, what's to address? Another of your strawmen? Yes, if it makes you feel better, those offended by Merry Christmas are childish. These are dumb reasons to be offended. Defend them?? Im sorry, where did I do that? And who said you have to cater to anyone? If this is the worst thing you need to suffer each day, you should consider yourself very lucky.

David - you are still hijacking someone elses thread. Start a new blog and I will be happy to continue discussing your concerns about Jeremiah 10.
---NurseRobert on 12/31/11

iam not offended,especially if they are lost,the world is being rather hypocritical if it celebrates the birth of jesus as santa claus day,or present receiving day,the day has become soooooooooo commercialized and the true meaning is the gift we received on that those believers who celebrate the day i apologize,for those who dont i empathise,if anyone should be offended its jesus,thank the lord for his patience,and his final judgement.HIS FINAL JUDGEMENT.
---tom2 on 12/31/11

Did you take your meds Eloy?

"No. I do not because it just doesn't offend me. I know Jesus was born in the Fall anyway around October...a celebration of rememberance.
---candice on 12/31/11"

I agree Candice, Jesus was born in the Fall. We Christians celebrate His birth (Christmas), not because God told us to, but because we want to in contrast to other seasonal holiday festivities. Christmas yearly brings to our collective minds the fact that God truly did send His Son into the world just as He said He would!
---Leon on 12/31/11

no. I do not because it just doesn't offend me.I know Jesus was born in the fall anyways around October.It is said Mary was concieved with Jesus at this time ,or in this season,so it's still a celebration of rememberance.
---candice on 12/31/11

Lost sinners will try as they may to change the truth, saying it is not Christ, but santa, or santa is not fake, but was a real person, or it is not Merry Christmas, but happy holidays, or Christ was not born on Christmas day, but some other day, or the date is not A.D.(anno Domnini= annual of the Lord), but c.e.(common era), lie after lie after lie after lie right down into their eternal damnation with all their blasphemies and lies.
---Eloy on 12/30/11

"...Not only does he tell us to consider his birth date which he chose the precise date himself when to come down into his world in the form of man..."

Eloy: It's true, the Bible foretells of & records Jesus' birth in many places, e.g., Gen. 3, Is. 9:6, Matt. 1 & 2, Jn. 3, etc. But, only God knows for certain the day & hour Jesus was born since there's no actual date recorded in the Bible.

Because of Adam's sin, God the Father deemed it necessary for Jesus to be born to take away our sin. But, it's unbiblical & absurd to believe Jesus celebrates his "birthday". :)

The only way to "disrespect" Jesus is to disbelieve who he is & reject the gift of salvation he offers.
---Leon on 12/30/11

NurseRobert- you remind me of someone who has just simply got it all wrong... full stop.

For you Jeremiah 10 starts at verse 5. You've completely blanked verses 1-4. Obviously because it tramples all over your pagan fetish.

Did you have a 'happy holiday'? Did you enjoy decorating your tree with 'silver and gold'? - Jer.10:3,4.
---David8318 on 12/30/11

I'm not offended but I personally will answer them Merry Christmas as long as I live.
---shirley on 12/30/11

"Yes"! It's just another subtle method of Satan to get us in the habit of not giving Jesus credit for the season. Anytime Satan can get anything related to Christianity out of the 'public' vocabulary, the better he likes it.
---wivv on 12/30/11

I USED to be offended by people substituting "Merry Christmas" for "Happy Holidays". But, now, I am more against "Merry Christmas" and more for saying "Happy Holidays". My reason is for standing up for the true Birthdate of the Lord YAHUSHUA (JESUS), which was on the Feast of Tabernacles or "Sukkot" in September. The Festival of Lights "Hanukkah", in December, is the Day of the Conception of the Lord by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Miriam (Mary). Conception in December, 9 Months later is the Birth in September. I'm taking a stand against Christmas for the sake of the Truth. 25 December is the date of a pagan holiday "Saturnalia", not really the Birthday of the Son of GOD.
---Gordon on 12/31/11

Nurse Robert, you still have not addressed the issue of why you do not consider those who are offended by Merry Christmas as being wrong and childish also. Yet you defend them and condemn those who are offended by "Happy Holidays."
My response to people/sales people and even here is to reveal the foolish attitudes. Why does a Christ believer have to cater to a Christ rejecter and accept their views in silence? Many will bow down to a false god publicly and then condemn a poor ole' football player that prays to the living Lord. Why is that?
---Elder on 12/31/11

To all who think I am foolish concerning merry Christmas. If we had any holiday that was concerning Christ. The left wingers and atheist would want to change it to something secular.
---Shura_4368 on 12/30/11

Well, why don't you say the same thing about those who refuse to say "Merry Christmas?"
---Elder on 12/29/11

There is a difference between refusing to say Merry Christmas and being "offended" because someone said Happy Holidays. If people don't want to say Merry Christmas, so what?? It's time to remember that we are supposed to be adults here.

David, 2 things...

1) You cant pick and choose one or two verses and make a doctrine of it. You remind me of a Christian friend who walked around with a sad look because "Jesus wept."

2. You shouldn't hijack someone elses thread. If you want to continue this discussion, please start a new blog.
---NurseRobert on 12/29/11

Leon, YES, God says so in his word. Sinners lie saying that God is not concerned about his birth date, when in fact he expresses throughout the scriptures the very opposite. Not only does he tell us to consider his birth date which he chose the precise date himself when to come down into his world in the form of man, the man Christ Jesus, but he also tells us to consider his supernatural birth from a virgin, and how he Almighty God has come down from heaven and put on flesh to be formed as man in order to physically live among us in the flesh and to redeem us.
---Eloy on 12/30/11

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John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

In all that we do to worship our lord and savior Jesus Christ, let us not forget how much TRUTH is important to God

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
---francis on 12/29/11

Eloy: First of all, do you really think Jesus is focused on & really concerned about his birth date? :) No!!! But, the Holy Communion of believers is of paramount importance to Jesus (Lk. 22:14-20).We are commanded by Jesus to do so. Secondly, December 25th, as far as anyone really knows, isn't Jesus' actual birth date. It is however the date the ancient Church leaders chose to celebrate his birth & counter pagan holidays held during this season.

We Christians can't force non-Christians to vocally say "Merry Christmas". That's a good thing, don't you think? They, in turn, can't force us to acknowledge & celebrate their holidays?
---Leon on 12/29/11

NurseRobert- I'm not in need of your help because you've got it all wrong. If you care to read Jeremiah 10, it warns of false religious 'ways' and practices.

As I've already said if you want Jer.10 to mean the avoidance of 'idolatry' I'll go along with that- idolatry being a big part of false religion. As the decoration of trees is a false religious practice, 'the way of a heathen', and a form of idolatry, the decorating of a 'xmas tree' on the heathen holy-day Dec.25 fits God's description for us at Jer.10:2-4 (Ro.15:4).

Satan uses the same customs today as in Jeremiah's day. 'If the trap works, why change it?' Satan simply opens his stall under a different name. Thank God for His warning to us to avoid heathen customs.
---David8318 on 12/28/11

Shira, Christmas is what we make of it. I choose to celebrate the birth of Christ (whether it really is the day of his birth or not). I don't care what the world has made of it.

And don't blame the left becuase of the "happy holidays" hoopla.. It is just as much the right who goes with the happy holiday. The so called "War on Christmas" is a strawman.

Nobody can make you feel anything, its all up to you.
---NurseRobert on 12/28/11

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Because there is no such thing as happy holidays on Jesus' Birthday, it is Merry CHRISTmas, Happy Birthday JESUS CHRIST! How would you like it, Leon, if on your birthday we wrongly say, "Happy Day", or "Happy Season", rather than rightly say, "Happy birthday Leon"? You would be disrespected by anyone who addressed you this way on your birthday, and so Christ Jesus on his birthday deserves his worthy respect on his birthday too. And worse than this is when some even say, "Happy santa day", replacing Christ on his own birthday with a dead idol.
---Eloy on 12/28/11

Nurse Robert said, "People who are "offended" because someone said Happy Holiday are full of themselves and acting childish."
Well, why don't you say the same thing about those who refuse to say "Merry Christmas?"
---Elder on 12/29/11

nurse robert and others who is not happy with my answers. christmas is not a religous holiday anymore. It is suppose to be but the world has gone nuts over christmas. I am not a scrooge by any means. I did just like everyone else did, I bought for others as always. The left has made such a big deal out of happy holiday and we offend the athiest with merry christmas. I am just sick and tired of offending I will make a big deal out of it. christmas is suppose to be the day of Christ birthday but some here even don't agree with that so it doesn't matter what I say anymore but what others say. I will continue to make a big deal out of it.. Merry Christmas
---shira4368 on 12/28/11

Why don't we go around saying "happy holiday" on thanksgiving, july 4th and other holidays. ---shira4368 on 12/28/11

Come on Shira, why do you think? Its because Thanksgiving, July 4, etc are NOT religious holidays.

And by not responding to a greeting of "Happy Holidays", you show yourself to be a rude, grumpy Scrooge. People who are "offended" because someone said Happy Holiday are full of themselves and acting childish.

A simple reply with a smile and a Merry Christmas are all that are needed.
---NurseRobert on 12/28/11

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why is christmas the only holiday that must be politically correct?

Because Christmas and Easter are the only holidays that have an eternal meaning because they are about Jesus. Thanksgiving, July 4, etc are great but do not have an eternal meaning.
---Scott1 on 12/28/11

Bingo Trish! On posting this question, I was thinking about Paul's conduct when he spoke to the Athenians on Mars Hill (Acts 17:16-34).

In my opinion the term HAPPY HOLIDAYS smacks of the same ignorance the Athenians showed Paul. It's a catch phrase used to cover all the "holy days" of the numerous deities people worship in this season. Yes, it's petty to be offended by people who're walking in darkness.

Paul's example shows it's more productive to take every "God-given" opportunity to show lost people, with meekness & humility, the true Light of the world ~ JESUS. (Jn. 1:1-9 ~ Matt. 5:13-16)
During this "holidays" season, Jesus is still the UNKNOWN GOD to multiple millions.
---Leon on 12/28/11

---shira4368 - Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July are much like any other day of the year in that you take what is worthwhile and ignore the rest. We celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas, sometimes do the Christmas tree (kids like it), and ocassionally attend some of the local functions.

Yes, it is easy to see that whenever the Christian message is being presented there is and will always be some opposition.

But to use an old adage, do not throw the baby out with the wash.
---lee1538 on 12/28/11

why is christmas the only holiday that must be politically correct. Why don't we go around saying "happy holiday" on thanksgiving, july 4th and other holidays. Just another stab into christianity. I don't respond to happy holiday either. christmas has become so secular anyway I am about to the point I don't even celebrate it like the world does. me me me holiday.
---shira4368 on 12/28/11

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When people wished me "Happy Holidays" I responded "Merry Christmas." Most people were relieved, and replied, "Merry Christmas" back with a sense of relief.

To be offended is just petty. The people that wish us "Happy Holidays" this time of year are not necessarily unbelievers. They are trying to be sensitive, in the event that someone they speak to is Jewish and does not celebrate Christmas, but instead celebrates Hanukkah. Or, they could be Muslim, and celebrate Ramadan.
---Trish on 12/27/11

"Are you offended when someone says HAPPY HOLIDAYS? If so, why?"
Why would I be offended? Especially if said with sincerity. People have been saying it for years and it doesn't always mean that someone does not believe in Christ. To assume so would be a judgment on my part. True, some say it because for them there is no Christ in Christmas, but not all.
---Chria9396 on 12/27/11

I think this is really a rediculous reason to be offended. Christians have made this a straw man arguement. the "War on Christmas?" Give me a break.

All I do is respond with "Merry Christmas." Its as simple as that..
---NurseRobert on 12/27/11

I guess I am offended, but more I am concerned that the person says that. I kind of may be reacting like, "Huh??" what is the person saying that for?
---Bill_willa6989 on 12/27/11

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No, I just keep quiet and think to myself, "he or she's not saved, too bad they don't know Jesus."

Yes I know this sounds judgemental but IF people REALLY knew Jesus, they'd realize Christmas is a pagan holiday, not a sacred one that God called us to celebrate. We give Him Glory, Honor & Praise by being obedient to His word DAILY.
---anon on 12/26/11

I don't understand the question. Why should I be offended? Is it offensive to wish someone a happy holiday?
---John.usa on 12/27/11

we christian arent allowed to be offended,atleast when we are the world calls us hypocrites.
---tom2 on 12/27/11

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