What we're about to see is the most bizarre display of uncivil behavior by Christians, who will demand, as they have been doing these past several years, that they be greeted with "Merry Christmas." They do this because they believe that if Walmart Clerks (and apparently now the target is Gap) say Merry Christmas this some how puts "Christ back into Christmas," as if Jesus is somehow honored by our consumerism!
Here is a slice from the article:
News flash for the "religious right" from this column-writing Jesus freak: Christmas is not the only religious observance taking place at this time of year, and millions of Americans do not recognize Jesus as "the One" nor give gifts to honor him.
Is recognizing this reality "political correctness," or is it simple respect?
And why wouldn't Christians want to respect the religious freedom exercised by their fellow citizens? After all, obnoxious pouting -- "It's our holiday!" -- isn't exactly a persuasive evangelistic technique.
That final sentence is key -- demanding that our holiday be honored above all others isn't a great evangelistic tool. Indeed, it is just another negative mark against the faith. Dailey starts by asking the question: "What would Jesus say?" And I think he'd say: Happy Holidays! And, so will I!