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Writerly Rant #13

The Standard Complaint

sad faceFor the past month various facebook friends have posted pictures with sayings amounting to, “I’m going anti-PC and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Click Like if you agree.”

Yes, I did click like – on four different occasions.

North America has the largest number of Christians living within its various borders, yet it has been made official in the White House this year that they have put up a “Holiday Tree” and not a “Christmas Tree.”  Honestly, if the president was Jewish, put up a giant menorah and wished the world, “Happy Hanukkah” I would simply smile and hope he has a wonderful holiday.

There is at least one prophet in every religion that says, “Love your neighbour.”

Yet, for some reason we walk on pitchforks waiting to be condemned to hell if we try and say something nice to someone.  Just because there are places in the word that honour the phrase, “Do no worship another God” more than, “Love your neighbour,” doesn’t mean that the land of the free needs to walk around with a gag-order in place.

So I wish you a Merry Christmas because I truly hope you find joy in this wintry season and not because I think everyone in the world has to celebrate my religion.

By M.J. Moores, OCT. Author. Editor. Business Owner.

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