Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Have A Merry Holiday

People get upset about the stupidest things. Consider the annual uproar from conservatives because Bush sends out a "holiday" card instead of a Christmas one. There is no Jesus in this card, odd for a self-proclaimed born again.

The White House reasonably responds that they send out cards to all faiths, hence they aim for a wide-appeal. That makes sense but frankly, it doesn't matter. They could send out Happy Kwanzaa cards and it wouldn't matter (but it would be funny).

This is where it gets really absurd because some find the card to be a crime against humanity. "This clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture," said William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

The worst elements of our culture? That's pretty impressive for one card. One card which apparently cancels out all of Bush's references to Jesus and God, all his trips to church and all quotes from the Bible. I know if I could undo an entire culture with a folded piece of paper, I'd do it just for the thrill.


Ginny said...

HA! What are the holidays w/o a little overreaction and drama, eh?

Anonymous said...

Isn't it simply easier to have one card instead of many? The man can only count so high after all. This gives me hope though, it indicates that he knows someone who is NOT christian well enough to send them a card and be sensitive to their own beliefs.

Chris said...

I don't see why "Happy Holidays" even implies being anti-Christian. Couldn't it mean Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If so, then that phrase is recognizing Christmas.

Also, might it not also include Christmas with Epiphany (using plural, but still Christian only "holidays")

P.S. - Jon Stewart PWNed Bill O'Reilly. Did you see that this week?