So here I am in the bible belt of the country. Beautiful North Carolina. I am happy here. After five years I can say I would not want to live anywhere else. I don’t want to go back to Las Vegas, California can take a hike. I am happy here in the South.
Being a stay-at-home-mom and a homeschooler, a lot of people assume I am Christian. HA! Not so much. I am Pagan. I am happy and nope, I don’t care who knows it. Also I am not offended by anyone or their religious beliefs. To each their own, I say. What path you choose to make yourself happy and fulfilled is fine with me, as long as you don’t try to make your path mine.
That said, I get angry at the war on Christmas. Seriously, people, get over it. It has been around a long time and it is not going away. It does not even resemble the celebrations of old and it is so highly commercialized that it has very little in common either its pagan roots or the holiday the Christians tried to make it.
“Merry Christmas” is not a vulgar term, it is a well wish. I take it for what it is. Sometimes I say “Merry Christmas” other times I say “Blessed Yule” or even “Yuletide greetings”. If your faith is so weak that you are offended by a well wish and you fear you will become a Christian by just hearing spoken words, you need to rethink your path. As a Pagan, I am not offended that my holiday was stolen, or that most of the traditions of the holiday are pagan in origin. It’s pretty funny to me. So I put up my Yule tree, and enjoy the yule log, and celebrate in my own way. I put lights on my house because they are pretty and I decorate because it is FUN.
There are things to fight over. There is evil in this world. Take the well wishes with the good cheer they are intended, and if you are at a lack for something to say, how about “happy merry everything”, or just a simple “you too”. Stop getting offended by kindness.