Re: [DMCForum] Tolerance
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Re: [DMCForum] Tolerance



I just want to go on record as saying that I feel the same way you do,
Ryan.  I know that when someone wishes me a Happy or Merry whatever,
they are doing so as a kind gesture and mean no exclusion.

But at the same time, I think it's important for me to consider that the
person I wish it to may not have such a positive attitude towards the
holiday I'm touting.  I feel that it would be arrogant of me to assume
that such a person is a jerk or uptight, since I don't know what it's
like to be in his shoes.  Okay, I'm done now.  I promise. =)

Regards,
Jon Heese

Ryan Wright wrote:
> Here's what I don't understand - maybe it's because I'm weird, but, here goes:
>
> Why do people get so excited around this time of year about how others
> are greeted? Why can't people be more tolerant in terms of accepting
> greetings? For example, if a Jewish person tells me "Happy Hanukkah",
> I'm cool with that. That's his holiday, he is wishing me a happy one,
> and I think that's nice.
>
> Dave's got it right:
>
> On 12/5/05, doctorDHD@xxxxxxx <doctorDHD@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>First off, I celebrate Chanukah, so when someone wishes me a Merry
>>Christmas, I just take it as a friendly jester and of their ignorance as to my
>>religion.
>
>
> It's a friendly gesture. I don't see why people can't respect and
> appreciate that, instead of getting upset. I certainly didn't mean
> anything with my "Merry Christmas"; I celebrate Christmas, it's
> natural for me to say that. I thought I was being polite.
>
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