23 Nov 2008

The Grumpy Old Man awakes

It's that time of the year again when I get peeved. Christmas time. I bet as you read this, you wonder why I am peeved at this time.

I get peeved at Political Correctness. No joke. I do.

I get annoyed at cards that leave out words wishing us all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in favour of Happy Holidays and Festive Season. You'd be surprised at how tough it is to find decent cards.

I'm not a Christian, at least not as Papa-trick's describe himself. I do however believe that Christmas is celebrated by a majority of people around the world for a reason - to celebrate the birth of a Saviour. To deny Christmas because it may (notice I said may and not will) offend people of other religions is as stupid as ... well, Tattoo arresting floods.

If we deny Christmas, then we also have to deny Easter, Diwali, Eid, Hanukah, Kwanzaa etc.

Now, I am not even going into the whole Xmas thing either. To cut Christ out of his own bloody birthday? Even so-called Christians are guilty of this; I know, I receive the cards.

I just wish people would have some sense, and stand up for what they believe in . If you feel like saying Merry Christmas - please, do so; and tell the others to piss off.