Brian Wilkie (blustone!medusa!wilkie@UUNET.UU.NET)
Wed, 7 Dec 1994 14:09:55 EST
Everyone offended by "Merry Christmas",
Since, in this part of the world, there seems to be
an exceptionally large contingent of Christians
who CELEBRATE Christmas, it IS possible to inadvertently
offend someone by wishing them a Merry Christmas.
Those of use who believe are compelled by our
spirit to wish each other well at this time of year;
to us it's natural. To those who do not believe,
try not to be offended the first
time it happens, we can't read minds.
It is up to the you to POLITELY inform
us that you do not believe.
It is then up to US as thinking, supposedly
polite, respectful, Scouting-type folks to
be sensitive in the future.
We, as a civilization, are nothing if we don't have
convictions, however diverse.
PC does not necessarily mean respectful.
Why does it seem like half of the world spends way too
much time imposing, and the other half defending against?
We should spend our time HERE talking about
scouting and things that we don't need to
impose and defend against. This forum is so long in
coming it seems a shame (waste) to bring it to this
level. Enough already.
For those who believe,
Have a Very Merry Christmas
and a Safe and Happy New Year.
For those who don't,
Have a Safe and Happy New Year.
Finally, to paraphrase,
"IT'S ABOUT THE KIDS, STUPID."
Brian K. Wilkie
Pack Committee Chairman, Pack 61, Manahawkin, NJ
Jersey Shore Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City