Sunday, December 11, 2005

Follow up to the snark

I am not offended when someone wishes me a "Merry Christmas", nor when someone says "God bless you" or offers me their prayers. I take it in the spirit in which it is offered, that someone wishes me well, and holds me in their good thoughts. How could I be offended by this? The more good wishes going around, the better. I mean the same thing when I tell someone "Blessed be."

What bugs me is that here you have a group, who's beliefs are plastered all over everything, who dominate the winter season from pretty much October to Jan, and they're crying "Help! Help! We're being oppressed!". Oppressed? Because other people have stood up and said "You know, it's not just you. Some of us have been celebrating winter holy days since before Jesus was a twinkle in his mother's virgin eye." You have got to be kidding me. It's not about excluding Christmas, it's about including the rest of us.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, snark you did and snark you did pretty well girl.

rgmb said...

Sorry, that comment wasn't mean to be anonymous.

Eleri Hamilton said...

s'ok :)

Sometimes the snark gene just gets the better of me :)

Axiom said...

I'm with you.

Although, I have been known to pester blessers at times because I'm a big jerk.

"Blessed be" what? What's the object? Should it be "Blessed be me"? Wouldn't it be more correct to say "I am blessed?" Or is it "Bless you"? Because I didn't just sneeze.

Like I said, Axiom = big jerk.

Eleri Hamilton said...

Silly Axiom! It's an archaic form of "may you be blessed", with it being pronounced 'bless-ed' rather than 'blest'