I am down to one hand this week so I will be brief. I ran across this quote yesterday and I believe it to be wise. It also is contrary to the evangelicalism that is spread by our President and others. While it is decidedly Christian, I hope we can all appreciate it.
"So let me just say this. There is no war on Christmas. Please don't share those silly memes about how important it is to insist on Merry Christmas rather than Happy Holidays (and don't buy the lie that Obama and we liberals made it so America couldn't say Merry Christmas anymore. That is a lie) This "war" is made up by people who have no idea what Christmas is all about. Christmas is about love, not hate. It is about servant-hood, not domination. It is about heart, not legalism. It is about letting go, dying to ego, not insisting that it be done "my way." I will say Merry Christmas, as I always have. Unless, I know my friend is not a person of faith. Then I will say happy holidays. I will answer back to people with whatever greeting they give me, because I can accept people where they are, and my faith is not so fragile it is threatened by saying Happy Holidays. And frankly, in terms of this issue, Jesus doesn't care, because most of Christmas in the US is secular anyway. I will be in my church. We will celebrate the story and its meaning, among which is the lesson that Jesus comes for all people, and comes in ways that creates access, not barriers to the love of God." ~ Stephen Paul Kliewer