20 December 2004
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And we hope you'll take it in the same spirit as does Xrlq:
Whether I remain an agnostic for the rest of my life or convert to any other of the world's major religions, I hereby promise that I do not now, nor will I ever, take offense at being wished a Merry Christmas by anybody. The only conditions of this promise are as follows: (1) it must actually be Christmas, or shortly before it (i.e., wishing me a Merry Christmas on the Fourth of July won't work) and (2) the wish must be sincere, i.e., you must really mean "Merry Christmas," and not "get your ass back in church, you heathen." To everyone else I say, if having someone wish you a "Merry Christmas" does not make you feel good, get help. The problem is with you, not with them.
Besides, where else, outside the legend of Robin Hood, are you going to hear "merry" in the first place?Posted at 9:39 AM to Almost Yogurt