Quote from asoldierswife05
This has been highly publicized in the news lately and I was curious what your thoughts are.
The White House is lighting the National Christmas Tree today. At one point, the name of the tree was changed from a Christmas tree to a Holiday tree. Now the name has been changed back to the Christmas Tree and seems to be creating an uproar.
What do you think it should be called and why?
If the PC police have their way, we'll all be reduced to putting up Festivus poles a al Seinfeld.
It has always amazed me that the PC zealots who lobby, sometimes obsessively, for fairness and tolerance, seem to restrict their open-mindedness to everyone except those in what is considered the mainstream. You can be a tree-worshipping, anti-gravity, nudist library paste eater with a bone through your nose and they'll stick up for you, but if you go to church, eat meat loaf, and haven't yet tattooed an obscene word on your forehead, you can suck turnips because you're obviously a judgmental bigot.
With all the ingenuity in this country, you'd think we could find a way to make holidays more about inclusion than exclusion. Customs and traditions could go back to being fascinating and fun instead of invitations to feel insulted. We could give what we have without our motives being misjudged as smug or judgmental.
We could, heaven forbid, partake in each other's traditions without becoming apostates or hypocrites. What irony, that in a season that's supposed to be holy and uplifting, there is so much energy spent on negativity and taking offense.
Pleasant sensations of the season and may you be looked kindly upon by the deity of your choice excepting, of course, if you do not have a deity, in which case, my apologies for making crass assumptions, and may you experience whatever it is you wish to experience and feel about it however you might wish to feel.
Is that inoffensive enough?