During this joyous season, when conservatives get their knickers in a knot over someone wishing them “Happy Holiday’s” instead of “Merry Christmas”, don’t sweat it – they’re only showing their ignorance.
A look at the origin of the word holiday shows us it comes from Middle English, from Old English hāligdæg, or from hālig or holy + dæg or day; with the first known use being before the 12th century.
When someone wishes you “Happy Holidays” they’re wishing you “Happy Holy Days”, I think we can all agree the day on which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ would be the holiest of all “Holidays”.
Perhaps conservatives would better serve the Christ, whom they claim to be defending, by honoring what He taught; feeding the hungry, giving relief to those who thirst, taking in the stranger, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and injured, and administering to those who are in prison – both spiritually and physically. Jesus is the Son of God, and can defend himself; prove your discipleship, go and do “likewise” as he has done, do those things which he asked us to do.