So my Atheist lecturer just spent the last 20 minutes on a [logical and well thought-out] rant about that horrible phrase of “happy holidays”.
To paraphrase her:
If we are going to be a truly multicultural country, we must not deny religion & other cultures, but acknowledge them all. Say “Merry Christmas”, say “Happy Hanukkah”, say whatever is appropriate to your culture. Do not tip-toe around sensitive ground and deny who you are.
Multiculturalism isn’t denying cultures and religions. Multiculturalism is embracing all cultures.
She’s brilliant. She is Atheist, and she acknowledges that we cannot deny Christianity. We cannot deny people’s beliefs and thoughts. Censorship is going to be the downfall of the Western world as we know it.