Friday, December 9, 2005

Don't we have anything more important to worry about?

Apparently, there are people in a snit about the greeting cards the President is sending out. Is it really an issue that a politician doesn't want to offend any number of people who don't share his particular faith?

We actually have groups of people in this country who pressure retailers to call their 'holiday' sales 'Christmas' sales.. as if Christmas was the first holiday to fall on or near the winter solstice (which is why Christmas is when it is, people for thousands of years have celebrated yet another trip around the sun, and the day where the days start getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere).

There is a little gem in the article though:
That is the same rationale offered by major retailers for generic holiday catalogues, and it is accepted by groups such as the National Council of Churches. "I think it's more important to put Christ back into our war planning than into our Christmas cards," said the council's general secretary, the Rev. Bob Edgar, a former Democratic congressman.

Nice little dig.

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