Saturday, January 23, 2010

Recently on Youtube I was watching Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot put to Pick Floyd’s On the Turning Away. It was a wonderful goodwill to mankind video. Someone from Australia wrote Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This simple greeting opened the door to an anti-Christian attack.
The person said that they were just celebrating their non-belief. Which encouraged someone else join in.
There’s a difference between celebrating one’s beliefs, or non-beliefs, and attacking what others believe. And there is a difference between being critical and being insulting. Something they couldn’t grasp. They felt it was their right to “mock and laugh” at other people and what they believe. Something else that seems to be getting worse and more widely acceptable.

Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
Joyous Kwanzaa
Rockin' Ramadan
And a very special tip of the hat to 'I believe in nothing but still want my holiday pay.'
May one day people all over the world not just tolerate but celebrate different faiths and cultures, and have their greetings accepted in the spirit they were given, without fear of being mocked and laughed at by those who lack understanding.

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